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Get More Explosive In Your Legs

You want to build more explosion with your legs? Then maybe its time that you add Sumo squats to leg day.

The sumo squat is a lower body strength exercise. The wide stance emphasizes the muscles of the inner thigh. The movement also allows for use of heavier resistance loads vs. the traditional squat.

To perform a sumo squat, stand with your feet significantly wider than hip-distance apart (about three to four feet), turn your toes out 45 degrees and hold your hands by your sides. Lower yourself down by bending your knees and hips, raising your hands to meet under your chin. Keep your abs tight, back straight and do not let your knees move past your toes when lowering. Once your thighs parallel the floor, root through your heels and rise back up steadily for one rep. Again, depending on your fitness level and goals, start out with three sets of eight reps and building from there once you get more comfortable with them.


1. Do not let your heels lose contact with the floor as you squat.
2. Do not let your knees cave inward.
3. Do not round your lower back as you squat.
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