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    Squat: Front, Smith Rack, Pulse


    Exercise Name: Squat: Front, Smith Rack, Pulse


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    Primary Muscles:
    GLUTEALS
    HAMSTRINGS
    LEGS (ACCESSORY, ALL)
    LEGS-OVERALL
    QUADS

    Technical Difficulty:
    1 ALARM FIRE: BASIC INTENSITY

    Equipment:
    SMITH RACK

    Training Benefit:
    STRENGTH


    Starting Position: Adjust the Smith Bar to shoulder height. Hold the Bar on the top of the fingertips (thumbs pointing in) and place on top of the shoulders. Keep your elbows up (shoulder height) during the exercise. The feet should be shoulder width apart. Contract/brace the abdominals as if receiving a punch to the midsection and hold throughout the movement.

    Progress
    : Sit back and squat until the thighs are parallel with the ground. Do not let the knees past the toes at any point in the movement. Return to the halfway position and pulse by moving through a small range of motion. Repeat. Push through the heels throughout the exercise.

    Tips
    : Knee Precautions. The shoulders and hips should rise and fall at the same tempo. Upon returning to the upright position, push through the heels and utilize the legs and not the lower back. Do not let the knees pass the toes throughout the set. Sit back and allow the knees to move backward. Keep the knees in line with the second toe of each foot. Do not allow the knees to move in and out.

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