The squat has always been my weakest lift of the big three and it’s something I would like to change. As a result I am always looking at ways to improve and increase my knowledge and today I came across this fantasitc guide by STONGLIFTS that I wanted to share because it truly covers every aspect of the squat and is a great resource for lifters to refer to.
The Squat is a full body compound exercise. You Squat by bending your hips and knees while the bar rests on your upper-back. Squat down until your hips are below your knees. Keep your knees out and lower back neutral. Then Squat back up. Lock your hips and knees at the top.
Squats work your whole body. Your legs bend and straighten to move the weight. Your abs and lower back muscles stabilize your trunk while your legs move. Your upper-back, shoulders and arms balance the bar on your back. Many muscles work at the same time, not just your legs.
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