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Squat & Press

Work your legs, back and shoulders with this great move! 

 

Start standing with your feet a bit wider than shoulder width apart. Bring your barbell to a hang-clean position, ensuring you're using your adominals (and keeping them 'switch on') to protect your back. Sink into a full squat, this means as deep as you can go! But your butt shouldn't be much lower than your kneeds. Press up with force, using your momentum to drive the barbell above your head in a press. 

Bring the barbell back down to your hang-clean position, controlling the weight to protect your shoulders and back. 

Repeat for your selected number of reps!