How to Do Belt Squats: Muscles Worked & Proper Form

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Muscles Worked in Belt Squats

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Primary muscles worked:

Secondary muscles worked:

How to Do Belt Squats

  1. Place the belt around your waist properly, and attach it to the machine. 
  2. Make sure that you’re standing accordingly to your normal squat stance. Inhale and brace your core slightly, and unrack the weight.
  3. Squat as deep as possible with good technique.
  4. With control, stop and reverse the movement, extending your hips and legs again.
  5. Exhale on the way up or exchange air in the top position.
  6. Inhale and repeat for reps.


The belt squat is a good alternative to the Barbell Squat. The movement is similar, but the weight placement helps you put less tension on your lower back.

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