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The Eternal Beach-Body Plan

Phase II - Week 5: Workout III

Exercise VII: Squat

Sets: 2 Reps: 10 Rest: 30 Seconds

Set up a barbell on the supports of a squat rack. Step underneath the bar, squeeze your shoulder blades together, and let the bar touch your upper traps. Grab the bar with your hands about 8 to 12 inches wider than shoulder width. Nudge the bar off the rack, take one step backward, and stand with your feet just a bit wider than shoulder-width apart and toes turned slightly outward [1]. Take a deep breath, and bend your hips and knees, lowering your body as far as you can [2]. Extend your hips to return to the starting position. That's one rep.


Directions and Phases

The Eternal Beach-Body Plan: Phase II was shot at Gold's Gym, Manhattan—Wall Street

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