How to Do Landmine Squat: Muscles Worked & Proper Form

Landmine Squat Exercise

Muscles Worked in Landmine Squats

Landmine squat muscles worked

Primary muscles worked:

Secondary muscles worked:

How to Do Landmine Squats

  1. Place one end of a barbell into a corner. Grip the other end with both of your hands and rest your hands against the top of your chest.
  2. Inhale and brace your core lightly. Squat down as deep as possible with good technique.
  3. With control, stop and reverse the movement, extending your hips and legs again until you are standing up.


The landmine squat is a relatively stable squatting exercise that doesn’t require a lot of mobility or tax your lower back very much. In terms of muscles worked and the overall feel, it somewhat resembles the goblet squat or front squat.

This exercise is a good choice when you want to work your legs in a stable exercise that doesn’t put a lot of load on your lower back, but you don’t have access to a leg press or hack squat machine.

Another variation of this exercise is the landmine hack squat.

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