This One Exercise Will Add Weight To Your Squat, Deadlift, and Olympic Lifts – Men’s Health


Posted: August 6, 2017 at 3:43 am

Watch the video above to see Maillard Howell, a Mens Health Trainer of the Day and owner of CrossFit Prospect Heights demonstrate the Kang squat, a powerful assistance exercise that combines a traditional back squat with a good morning.

By rolling up the full-body benefits of the squat with the added focus on the hamstrings that comes with the good morning, the Kang squat is a full-body movement if ever there was one, and working it into your program can translate to noticeable gains in exercises including the squat, deadlift, and certainly Olympic lifts

Now, when you set up to try the Kang squat, remember that this isnt an ego exercise. Start light to first get a feel for the movement, and even then use those weight plates sparingly. Dont lose sight of the fact that this move is intended to help your other lifts, not steal the spotlight from them.

The good morning portion of the lift will prevent you from adding anywhere near the weight you typically squat, anyway. And the good morning isnt an exercise you want to tempt fate with, either.

Questions? Ask us (@menshealthmag) or Howell (@mnhowbeta) on social media using the hashtag #MHRecRoom.

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