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Smith Full Squat 101 Video Tutorial

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Smith Full Squat
Smith Full Squat

Exercise Synopsis

Target Muscle Group


Secondary Targets



Force Type

Push (Bilateral)

Required Equipment

Smith Machine

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The Smith full squat is a of the barbell back squat that is performed in a Smith machine. The Smith machine is a squat rack with a fixed barbell that guides the weight up and down. This can help to improve stability and reduce the risk of injury. The Smith full squat is a compound exercise that targets the glutes, hamstrings, quads, and calves. It is a great exercise for building strength and size in the lower body, To perform the. Smith full squat, stand with your feet shoulder-width apart and your toes turned out slightly. Place the bar on your back across your traps, just below your neck. Hold the bar with your hands shoulder-width apart. Take a deep breath and descend as far as you can without rounding your back. Pause at the bottom and then drive up through your heels to return to the starting position, The Smith full squat can be performed with a variety of weights and repetitions. For beginners, it is recommended to start with a light weight and gradually increase the weight as you get stronger. The Smith full squat can be performed as part of a strength training program or as a standalone exercise.

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Variations of fitness exercises refer to different ways of performing a specific exercise or movement to target various muscle groups, intensities, or goals. These variations aim to challenge the body differently, prevent plateaus, and cater to individuals with varying fitness levels.


Alternative exercises in fitness refer to different movements or activities that target similar muscle groups or serve the same training purpose as the primary exercise. These alternative exercises can be used as substitutes when the original exercise is unavailable or challenging to perform due to various reasons such as equipment limitations, injuries, or personal preferences.


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