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Bodyweight Squats


#1

I don't have access to a squat rack. I only have a barbell, adjustable dumbells and 120lbs of weight. Would a good idea for leg training be to do one or multiple sets of high bodyweight squats or to do someother exercise with my other equipment?


#2

Goblet squats, lunges, straight leg deadlifts, sprinting.

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#3

Dumbbell squats and lunges save the day.


#4

Unless you're a beginner, bodyweight squats aren't going to do shit for size or strength. Bulgarian split-squats, lunges and high-rep front squats are probably your best best.

Eventually though, you're gonna want to have access to a squat rack, or at least more weights.


#5

Elevated Split Squats, and Lunges, but they can only go so far..


#6

front squats, zercher lift, goodmornings, the Bear Complex


#7

High rep body weight squats with one foot elevated as recommended by Louie Simmons are a great exercise and increase hip flexibility, too.