Targets Gluteus Maximus, Quadriceps, Hamstrings, and Lower Back. Your calves, core, ad lower back is also being used.
Barbell should be on rack at chest height. Position bar high on back of shoulders but not on your neck. Dismount bar from rack and stand shoulder width apart. Let hips bend back and bend knees same direction as your feet, lower until thighs are parallel to the floor. Push back up and repeat.
Wall Squat with ball squeeze:
Targets inner thighs and glutes. You will also feel it in your calves and core.
Position back against wall feet shoulder width apart. Hands at sides lower body till thighs are parallel to floor and put medicine ball between knees and squeeze. Hold for 30 seconds to 1 minute.
Targets Gluteus Medius, Hamstrings, core and lower back.
Knees bent lying on your back, arms at your sides. Feet positioned shoulder width apart. One leg straight in air, push off the grounded foot and squeeze glutes.
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