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Squat Jerk 101 Video Tutorial

Gym Advanced Variation Functional Training

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Squat Jerk
Squat Jerk

Exercise Synopsis

Target Muscle Group

Quads

Secondary Targets

Execution

Compound

Force Type

Pull

Required Equipment

Barbell

Fitness Level

Beginner

Timer

Hour

Minute

Second

Stopwatch

00:00:00:00

Overview

The squat jerk is a compound exercise that targets the quads, glutes, hamstrings, and calves. It is a of the traditional squat, in which you explosively push the weight up from the bottom of the movement. To perform a squat jerk, start with your feet shoulder-width apart and a barbell on your back. Squat down until your thighs are parallel to the ground, then drive through your heels to explosively stand up. As you do, extend your arms overhead and catch the bar in a front rack position. Lower the bar back to the ground and repeat. The squat jerk is a challenging exercise, but it is also a great way to build strength and power in your lower body.

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Variations

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.

EQUIPMENT

Barbell

EXECUTION

Compound

FITNESS LEVEL

Intermediate

Alternatives

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.

EQUIPMENT

Barbell

EXECUTION

Compound

FITNESS LEVEL

Intermediate

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