Back Squat - Leg Exercise
do the back squat well and your body will reward
you with a fabulous set of quadriceps.
referred to simply as the squat, the back
squat is one of the most reputed of leg exercises,
let alone one of the best leg exercises around.
It targets the totality of your body, giving
emphasis on your legs, butt, hips, and lower
No matter what they say, the leg press
exercise is no substitute to the back squat.
Unlike a leg press, the back squat not only
imparts strength, but also balance, coordination,
endurance, and power.
Sensations of dizziness,
nausea, deafness and light-headedness are
few of the known effects of this well-reputed
leg muscle exercise,however.
Because of variations
in genetic makeup in prospective bodybuilders,
this leg and butt exercise may also be deemed dangerous
for the select.
For one, flat feet places additional
stress on the joints and lower back.
For good measure, you may use such tools as a lifting
This equipment supports your back, makes it
tight and in line with the rest of your body.
leg exercise equipment designed for these ends include
lifting straps and knee wraps.
You further run however
the risk of injury since these lifting tools ultimately
become weak and vulnerable when excessively used.
To perform this leg extension exercise, do so by
loading a barbell with weight at approximately chest
height on the squat rack. Your shoulders must rest
on the bar and your hands must clutch either side.
With palms facing forward, take the weight off the
The bar must be resting on the muscle on the
back of your shoulders and not on your neck.
keeping your back straight until your thighs are
close to parallel with the floor.
Then push this
same weight back up.
Remember to distribute the weight on your upper
thighs and the heels or balls of your feet, neither
your toes nor your knees.
Throughout the whole range
of motion of this leg exercise, your back should
be angled between 90 to 45 degrees.Never lock out
at the top in an effort to build continuous tension
in your thighs.By and large, back squats are
hard to master. Practice is key before attempting
to lift heavy weights.