Barbell Sumo Squat
How to: Barbell Sumo Squat
Primary Muscles Used:Upper Legs, Glutes, Gluteals, Quads, Hamstrings
- Set the barbell on the squat rack at approximately chin height. Position yourself underneath the bar so that it rests comfortably on your shoulders. Place both hands on the bar in an overhand grip (palms facing away from your body) slightly wider than your shoulders. Standing underneath the barbell with it resting on your shoulders, stand up tall and release it from the squat rack. Take a small step backwards and plant both feet on the floor further than shoulder-width apart. Point both feet slightly outward. This is your starting position.
- Inhale. Looking straight ahead, bend at both the hips and knees, ensuring that your knees remain in line with your toes. Continue bending your knees until your upper legs are parallel with the floor. Ensure that your back remains within a 45- to 90-degree angle to your hips.
- Exhale. Push through the heels of your feet and extend your legs to return to the starting position. Repeat for the specified number of repetitions before returning the bar to a secure position on the squat rack.
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