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What is a Smith squat in weight training?

Smith squats target the legs. To do a Smith squat, place the Smith bar on your shoulders and hold onto it with your hands. Stand with your feet about hip width apart, toes turned out naturally. Turn the handles, releasing the bar, then sit back into the squat position until you feel a stretch in your hamstrings and glutes. Drive the weight back up from your hips. Don't lock out your knees at the top of the movement.

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