Press pause during your body-weight squat for more power. "Stopping at the bottom of a squat adds extra resistance to the move by interrupting your momentum," says David Jack, owner of Activ8 in Phoenix, Arizona and creator of 30 Days to Ripped. "This forces your lower body to recruit more muscle fibers to push back up." The result: You'll strengthen the weakest part of your squat, improve your ability to generate power during sports and workouts, and stimulate new muscle growth. Plus, driving your arms up and down gets your heart rate pumping and activates your shoulder and upper-back muscles. Ready to try it? Watch the video below to learn how to perform the body-weight power squat with perfect form.
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