Full SquatFull Squat
Full Squat
Intermediate Difficulty
Dynamic Exercise
Muscles Involved
Human musclesGlutesQuadricepsHamstringsCalvesShins
Primary Muscles
Glutes
Quadriceps
Hamstrings
Calves
Shins
Exercise Performance
Stand with the feet shoulder width apart or a little wider. Turn the toes slightly out, and place the arms in a comfortable position. Bend at the hips and knees, keeping the back straight. When your thighs reach approximately parallel to the floor, shift your weight backwards as if you were about to sit down. Continue descending at a controlled speed until the backs of your thighs are resting against your calves. Pause for a moment before pressing yourself back up with leg strength alone. Your upward motion should be the reverse of your downward motion. Don't raise the heels, or allow the knees to track inwards.
Progressions
Beginner - 1x5 Rep
Intermediate - 2x10 Rep
Master - 2x30 Rep
Exercise Video

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