How do I perform a cable squat?

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Wendy Batts
Fitness
When performing a cable squat, begin by standing with your feet pointed straight ahead and shoulder-width apart. Make sure that you keep your abs in tight and shoulders back and down (so don’t shrug). Next, grab the cable handles and hold them at the sides of your body. Slowly lower yourself down like you are going to sit in a chair by bending your knees and hips.  Be sure that your knees are in-line with your 2-3rd toes to reduce any stress to the knee joint. Keep arms straight and then squeeze your glutes (butt muscles) on the way up until your knees are fully extended.  Repeat for the number of repetitions you are aiming for throughout your workout.

 
Stand with your feet pointed straight ahead and placed shoulder-width apart.  Hold cables at the sides of your body.  Slowly squat, bending your knees and keeping your feet straight.  Keep your chest up, contract your glutes and press through your heels as you return to the starting position.



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