Cable Belt Half Squat


Utility: Basic or Auxiliary
Mechanics: Compound
Force: Push



Place cable belt or dip belt around waist. Kneel before low pulley and attach it to cable. Stand on elevated platform with feet shoulder width or slightly wider on platform between very low and close pulley cables. Place hand(s) on ballet bar or machine (not on guide rod!) for balance.


Squat down by bending hips back while allowing knees to bend forward, keeping back straight and knees pointed same direction as feet. Descend until weight stack taps or comes very close from making contact. Keeping chest high and back straight, raise back up by extending knees and hips until legs are straight. Repeat.


More or less 3/4 squat depth can be achieved depending upon exerciser's height, chain length on dip belt, and height of elevated platform. If greater depth can be achieved, descend as low as thighs being parallel to floor. Keep head facing forward, back straight, chest high, arms straight to sides, and feet flat on platform; equal distribution of weight through forefoot and heel. Knees should point same direction as feet throughout movement. See Squat Analysis.




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