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Bodyweight Squat

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Type: Strength
Main Muscle Worked: Quadriceps
Other Muscles: Glutes, Hamstrings
Equipment: Body Only
Mechanics Type: Compound
Level: Beginner
Sport: No
Force: Push
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Bodyweight Squat Guide

Main Muscle: Quadriceps

  1. Stand with your feet shoulder width apart. You can place your hands behind your head. This will be your starting position.
  2. Begin the movement by flexing your knees and hips, sitting back with your hips.
  3. Continue down to full depth if you are able,and quickly reverse the motion until you return to the starting position. As you squat, keep your head and chest up and push your knees out.



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10/10

Mar 15, 2014 10:54 AM: Tough but great. I am thrilled I could do 2 sets of 26 and 22 on my first day. Psyched!



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Mar 4, 2014 5:34 PM: wow... first day did 50 .... feeling awesome... i guess i can do more..



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Tip: Bodyweight Squat

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Mar 4, 2014 2:38 PM: I have an old ACL injury that required surgery and found that during my 5th set I started favoring my leg. Be sure to refrain from doing this even if it means doing slower reps.



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Feb 20, 2014 3:44 PM: Really worked me hard, but I could really tell it was working



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Feb 10, 2014 12:42 PM: For beginners, this is tough but you will feel the burn if done correctly!



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Tip: Bodyweight Squat

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10/10

May 13, 2013 10:11 AM: This is one exercise that helped me walk up and down stairs again. You don't have to hold your arms up, you can hold them straight in front of you, at your sides, etc. Most people give up on these because their hips are too tight. Remember to stretch out a bit and warm up if you've never done these...+See More



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Tip: Bodyweight Squat

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8/10

Apr 3, 2013 8:54 AM: Due to a knee injury I used the ball against the wall to complete this exercise, on all three sets



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10/10

Apr 15, 2012 8:38 PM: During my wrestling days we had to do 400 - 600 just for a warm up. Really gets your legs in shape and is good cardio



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Oct 4, 2011 8:12 AM: great workout



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