Upper Legs Exercise Database -> Barbell Squat Jerk


Barbell Squat Jerk

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Barbell Squat Jerk

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Exercise Details

Main Muscle Group : Upper Legs

Other Muscle Groups : Shoulders , Lower Legs

Type : Strength

Mechanics : Compound

Equipment : Barbell

Difficulty : Expert

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Targeted Muscle Group

Upper Legs

How To Perform Exercise

Steps :

1.) Start off with a weighted barbell racked upon your front shoulders, dipping down with your body so that your feet are under your hips, and knees are flexed.

2.) As you go down a little bit, quickly reverse your direction upward as fast and powerful as possible driving your force through your heels so that the bar is able to leave the shoulders.

3.) While the bar moves above your head, your feet will come up off of the floor and you will want to quickly rotate your feet into a receiving position outside of your hips so that they can absorb the full weight of the barbell.

4.) Once your feet have been moved into place, catch the bar in a full squat position with arms fully extended over your head and hold for a count.

5.) Return back up to the starting position or carefully return the weight to the floor and repeat for as many reps and sets as desired.