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Bodyweight Strength Training Anatomy by Bret Contreras

Bodyweight Strength Training Anatomy by Bret Contreras

Author:Bret Contreras [Bret Contreras]
Language: eng
Format: epub, mobi
ISBN: 9781450429290
Publisher: Human Kinetics
Published: 2014-03-24T16:00:00+00:00


Muscles Involved

Primary: Quadriceps (rectus femoris, vastus lateralis, vastus medialis, vastus intermedius)

Secondary: Gluteus maximus, gluteus medius, gluteus minimus, hamstrings (biceps femoris, semitendinosus, semimembranosus), adductor magnus, adductor longus, adductor brevis, erector spinae (spinalis, longissimus, iliocostalis), deep-hip external rotators

Exercise Notes

The sumo squat is an excellent exercise because it teaches you to squat using more than just the quadriceps. In this case, the hip adductors and abductors come into play more because of the biomechanics of the exercise. Keep the chest up and get a nice stretch in the hip extensors at the bottom of the movement.



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