Smith Single Leg Squat

Smith Single Leg Squat

Classification

Utility: Auxiliary
Mechanics: Compound
Force: Push

Instructions

Preparation

With bar upper chest height, position bar on back of shoulders and grasp bar to sides. Place feet slightly forward and cross lower leg above knee of supporting leg. Disengage bar by rotating bar back.

Execution

Bend knees forward slightly while allowing hips to bend, keeping back straight and knees pointed same direction as feet. Descend until thigh of supporting leg is just past parallel to floor. Extend knee and hip until leg is straight. Return and repeat. Continue with opposite leg.

Comments

Keep head facing forward, back straight and foot flat on floor; equal distribution of weight through forefoot and heel. Supporting knee should point same direction as foot throughout movement.


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