Try these moves for stronger legs and back


Stand in front of a barbell with a very wide stance.

Squat and grab the bar between your legs with a grip shoulder-width apart or slightly narrower.

Hold the barbell with a mixed grip as shown in the picture.

Lift the bar by standing up, extending your hips and knees.

Repeat for the prescribed number of repetitions.


Allowing the knees to move.

Allowing the barbell to move away from the body.

Rounding the back.

Muscles targeted

The workout lays stress on the leg muscles.

Works the lower back.

Hits the inner thighs, hamstrings, glutes and calves.

Who benefits

This movement forms part of the training of power-lifters.

Helps to tighten and tone the inner thighs, glutes, hips and hamstrings.