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Squat Workout & Explanation

1. Choose two different type of squats and contrast the muscles worked. In other words, choose two different mechanics variations and tell us how they work the same muscles a little bit differently.

2. Choose one squat and use it in a program for a specific person with a specific goal. State your rationale, your subject, your exercise, and how you will use it your program.

3. Which squat is your least favorite and why?

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1. Choose two different type of squats and contrast the muscles worked. In other words, choose two different mechanics variations and tell us how they work the same muscles a little bit differently.

Back Squat (bar is held behind head): Muscles worked included hip extensors (gluteus maximus, semimembranosus, semitendinosus, biceps femoris), knee extensors) rectus femoris, vastus medialis, vastus intermedius, vastus lateralis) and plantar flexors (gastrocnemius, soleus)

Front Squat (bar is in front of your shoulders): works the same muscles but the emphasis is shifted to your quadriceps, and reduces the compression forces on the knee and lower back. This is because the ...

Solution Summary

This detailed solution chooses two different types of squats and contrasts how the muscles are worked differently. It also discusses a program utilizing squats for a particular training agenda. Includes APA references.

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