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Hamstrings, quads, calf and abdominal

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Q: What muscles do you use for squats?
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What muscles do you use when you do squats?

mainly your legs but and your back a little

What muscles do you use doing squats and what ones do you use to balance you?

Hamstrings, Quads, Calves.

What muscles are working during squats?

quads (narrow squats) & gluteals & hamstrings (wide-positioned squats)

How do squats work?

Squats work by stimulating your the lower extremity muscles especially the gluteal muscles and the leg muscles. It is used for strength, stamina and muscle building.

Why does my thigh hurt after doing squats?

You probably haven't been using those muscles that you don't use a hole lot of. You just need to keep doing your squats to build up those muscles so then after you do your squats... they won't hurt. Trust me... my arm is really sore from softball pitching... it's just because i haven't been using those muscles for awhile and i need to strengthen those muscles :D

What exercise can strengthen groin muscles?

Squats and poly-metrics.

Do squats work the calf muscles?

Yes, Because you are squatting

What are the best exercises to improve it?

Squats and deadlifts will work your gluteal muscles (as well as many other muscles).

What muscles are used in squats?

the squat uses the quadriceps, the hamstring, and the glutes

What muscles does squats work out?

Squats are one of the best, if not the best, exercises you can do. This is because they work so many muscles, while forcing you to stabilize and balance your body under a heavy load. The primary muscles involved are the quadriceps, hamstrings, glutes, and adductors.

Will squats make your butt hips and thighs bigger?

Squats will make your thighs and but appear stronger because they make the muscles in those areas stronger.

What are the health benefits of half-squats?

They strengthen leg and back muscles if done properly.

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