Squat Racks Las Cruces NM

I like to refer to squats as lower body burners. Yes, squats make your quads and glutes burn. In fact, I often emerge from 3 sets of squats with legs like Gumby, but the definition they've given my lower body make them totally worth every ounce of grief.

Sports Authority
(505) 881-8082
Winrock Mall, 2100 Louisiana Boulevard Northeast
Albuquerque, NM
Services
Golf Hitting Cage, Golf Trade-In Program, Ski-Snowboard/Bike Tech Shop, Firearms/Hunting, Hunting and Fishing Licenses, Delivery & Assembly
Hours
Monday - Saturday: 10:00am - 9:00pm
Sunday: 12:00pm - 6:00pm
Holiday hours may vary.

Sports Authority
(505) 473-3555
Santa Fe Place/Villa Linda Mall, 4250 Cerrillos Road, #1404
Santa Fe, NM
Services
Golf Trade-In Program, Hunting and Fishing Licenses, Delivery & Assembly
Hours
Monday - Saturday: 10:00am - 9:00pm
Sunday: 12:00pm - 6:00pm
Holiday hours may vary.

Outdoor Adventures
(505) 521-1922
Missouri At Solano
Las Cruces, NM
 
Olhausen Pool Tables
(505) 524-4337
2255 E Lohman Ave
Las Cruces, NM
 
Rizuto's Tackle Shop
(505) 632-3893
1796 Highway 173
Navajo Dam, NM
 
Sports Authority
(505) 344-9001
4720 Alexander Boulevard Northeast
Albuquerque, NM
Services
Golf Hitting Cage, Golf Trade-In Program, Ski-Snowboard Rentals, Ski-Snowboard/Bike Tech Shop, Firearms/Hunting, Hunting and Fishing Licenses, Delivery & Assembly
Hours
Monday - Saturday: 9:00am - 9:00pm
Sunday: 10:00am - 8:00pm
Holiday hours may vary.

Big 5 Sporting Goods
(505) 522-0555
3060 E Lohman Ave
Las Cruces, NM
 
Sportsman's Warehouse
(505) 556-8400
200 N Telshor Blvd
Las Cruces, NM
 
Gardenswartz Team Sales
(505) 526-4030
2211 N Main St
Las Cruces, NM
 
Big 5 Sporting Goods
(505) 434-0320
3312 N White Sands Blvd
Alamogordo, NM
 

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If I had to choose one and only one exercise to perform for the rest of my life I would pick squats without hesitation. And do you know why?

I like to refer to squats as lower body burners. Yes, squats make your quads and glutes burn. In fact, I often emerge from 3 sets of squats with legs like Gumby, but the definition they've given my lower body make them totally worth every ounce of grief.

And listen up ladies, in my opinion squats are the ultimate exercises to strengthen and tone your hips, butt and thighs. In fact I'd like to put a stop to a certain rumor I got wind of that squats can damage your back and knees. Actually, squats will only make them stronger.

However, these lower body blasters aren't for the weak of heart. I'd be lying if I told you they didn't burn, but they offer total body benefits primarily starting with the quadriceps muscles and secondarily the lower back, knees, hamstrings, calves, glutes and even your hip flexors. I don't know if you're aware of it but these muscles are responsible for supporting your upper body, so doing squats will help improve your overall balance as well.

To perform squats safely at home a squat rack is used to position the barbell at upper chest height. A squat rack will support the barbell safely and securely at from 30 inches to 60 inches without the need for a spotter.

To perform a squat safely and properly:
  • Position the barbell on the back of your shoulders across your traps (and not on your neck) by coming up underneath the bar.
  • Next, grasp the bar with your hands at approximately shoulder width.
  • Keeping the bar balanced, head up and forward, back straight and feet flat on the floor at shoulder width, lift the bar from rack
    (Figure 01).
  • Descend towards the floor as if you were sitting down, until your thighs are parallel to the floor at a 90-degree angle. If your toes are not in line with your knees correct yourself and begin again. The knees should not jut...

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