Reverse Banded Squats
For today's Home Gym Hack we will be setting up the reverse banded squat. First set up your bar to squat (with weights, spotter arms, etc.). Next, take two of the same color mobility bands to loop around the kipping bar or pull-up bar of your rack. Then, place the other end of the mobility band around bar sleeve, outside of the weights currently on the barbell.
The main benefit of this exercise is that when squatting, you will be able to overload the squat at the top of the movement. This will help you gain the confidence of having heavier weights on your back and the mobility bands will help take off some weight at the bottom of the movement. Use this accessory movement to help you increase your back squat.
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- 2 Mobility Bands (same color/strength)
- Rack with Pull-up Bar or Kipping Bar
Home Gym Hacks
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