machine squats

Muscle Groups

legs thighs
Machine squats are an effective exercise for targeting the quadriceps, glutes, and hamstrings. This exercise is done using a fixed weight machine that has a seat, back support, and a barbell fixed on a track. You can adjust the height of the barbell according to your height and also add weights to increase the resistance. To perform machine squats, sit on the seat with your back against the back support and feet firmly placed on the platform. Adjust the height of the barbell so that it rests on your upper traps. Hold the handles on the machine for support and push the weight up using your legs. The platform will move along the track as you squat down and back up. Keep your back straight and your knees in line with your toes. Machine squats are a great alternative to free weight squats for people who are new to strength training or have injuries that restrict their freedom of movement. Since the machine provides support and restricts movement to a fixed range, machine squats are easier to learn and perform with proper form. However, the fixed movement pattern may not target the muscles as effectively as free weight squats in some cases. Therefore, it is always advisable to include a combination of different squat variations in your workout routine.