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Work That Booty (and Your Thighs) With This Strengthening Squat Variation

Oct 19 2018 - 7:17am

If you haven't realized it yet, there are a ton of squat variations [1]. One of the many variations is the Smith Machine squat, and if you're just beginning to get into strength training [2], it can be a great tool to improve your squat technique.

The Smith Machine looks similar to a traditional squat rack [3] with the main difference being that it assists with the movement. Instead of a 45-pound barbell, the Smith Machine bar is around 15 pounds, which means you can focus on form first, instead of how heavy you're lifting.

I don't recommend using the Smith Machine every time you squat, but if you want to become comfortable with squatting with a load on your back, it's a great place to start.

How to Do a Smith Machine Squat


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