The Smith chair squat is different from the barbell squat and Smith squat in that it is glute-dominant whereas the barbell and Smith squats are quad-dominant.
Tag: gluteus maximus
The one-arm bench dip targets your triceps brachii. If your supporting leg makes a significant contribution, your glutes and quads also become targets.
Learn the two ways in which you can perform the Jefferson squat, a compound lower-body exercise that targets your gluteus maximus and quadriceps.
Use the barbell rack pull, a major compound pull exercise, to build body-wide strength and improve the middle and top portions of your barbell deadlift!
As with the dumbbell squat, you can use the cable squat as your primary quad-dominant exercise if the barbell squat is too hard on your lower back.
Use the dumbbell squat as an auxiliary exercise to improve your barbell squat or as your primary quad-dominant (squatting) exercise during deload weeks!
The barbell hack squat is great for quad development. Compared with the deadlift and squat, it places far less stress on your lower back.
Use the dumbbell Bulgarian split squat to improve your squat and lunge, enhance your balance, and develop unilateral functional leg strength.
Often used to treat lower-back pain and weakness, the machine reverse hyperextension is a great exercise for strengthening your glutes, hamstrings, and spinal...
Use the dumbbell step-up, a lower-body compound push exercise, to develop unilateral functional leg strength, as well as to improve your barbell squat!
The superman exercise is an auxiliary movement that targets your erector spinae (spinal erectors), while your gluteus maximus and hamstrings act as synergists.
Created by strongman Ed Zercher in the 1930s, the Zercher squat is a major compound exercise that you can use to develop body-wide functional strength.