Elevated Cable Squat
The elevated cable squat is a great way to perform weighted squats if you only have a cable machine on hand. Because the cables are slightly forward, you also do not put direct pressure on the spine. I also find this exercise allows for a much greater range of motion than other types of squats.
Primary Muscles Used
Elevated Cable Squat Instructions
- Get a platform that will support your weight and the additional weight being lifted.
- Set cables to lowest setting and select weight amount.
- Stand on platform and grab handles.
- Stand up strait and pull your shoulders back.
- Tighten your core and keep it tight throughout the entire exercise.
- Squat leaning back slightly to keep your center of gravity on your heals.
- Stand back up to the straight position squeezing your glutes and your quads.
Tim's list of benefits for the Elevated Cable Squat
- This exercise allows you to go lower with less pressure on the knees than a traditional squat.
- Because you are slightly leaning back the pressure is taken off the knee joint.
- Because you are holding the handles the elevated cable squat works your entire body, much like the cable deadlift.
- Since the weight is pulling down and slightly forward you need to rely on balance and stability for this exercise.
- The elevated cable squat helps strengthen your core.
- Because of the additional stress you are putting on your body, you will respond by increasing bone density.
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