How to: Rack Squat
Primary Muscles Used:Upper Legs, Glutes, Gluteals, Quads, Hamstrings
- Holding a kettlebell in each hand with an overhand grip (palms facing you), plant your feet on the floor shoulder-width apart. Raise one kettlebell at a time to chin height by bending your elbows and rotating each wrist underneath the handle, allowing the sphere of the kettlebell to rest on the top of your forearms. Raise your elbows outward to form a ‘rack’ between your upper arm and forearm. This is your starting position.
- Inhale. Looking straight ahead, bend at both the hips and knees, ensuring that your knees point toward your toes. Continue bending your knees until your upper legs are parallel with the floor. Ensure that your elbows remain elevated and your back remains as upright as possible.
- Exhale. Extend both knees to return to the starting position. Repeat for the specified number of repetitions.
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