Smith Machine Sumo Squat
How to: Smith Machine Sumo Squat
Primary Muscles Used:Upper Legs, Glutes, Quads, Gluteals, Hamstrings
- Set the height of the Smith machine bar to approximately chin height. Position yourself underneath the bar so that it rests on your shoulders. Place both hands on the bar in an overhand grip (palms facing away from your body) slightly wider than your shoulders. Plant both feet on the floor just wider than shoulder-width and with your feet pointed slightly outward. Stand up tall and release the bar from its locked position. 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 back remains between a 45- to 90-degree angle to your hips.
- Exhale. Push through your heels and extend your legs to return to the starting position. Repeat for the specified number of repetitions.
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