Lever V-Squat

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Lever V-Squat

Instructions

Preparation

Position shoulders under shoulder pads with back against back pad. Place feet on platform shoulder or hip width apart. Squeeze hand lever. Keeping hand lever squeezed, squat down by bending hips and knees until knees or hips are just short of complete flexion. Release hand lever and raise up on sled just slightly until weight stack is engaged (click is heard).

Execution

Raise sled by extending knees and hips until legs are straight. Squat down with knees pointed same direction as feet. Descend until knees or hips are near complete flexion. Repeat.

Comments

Squeeze hand lever at bottom of movement to disengage weight stack. Keep hand lever squeezed until sled is raised and legs are straight. If insufficient hip flexibility forces pelvis to pull away from back pad at lower portions of movement, only lower sled just short of spinal articulation. Keep knees pointed same directions as feet. Do not allow heels to raise off of platform, pushing with both heel and forefoot. Placing feet slightly forward on platform emphasize Gluteus Maximus. Placing feet slightly back on platform emphasize Quadriceps.

Classification

 Utility: Basic or Auxiliary
 Mechanics: Compound
 Force: Push

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Dynamic Stabilizers

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