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Squat, Saigon Spassov

Type: Legs
The Saigon spassov squat is an effective exercise for the quads and glutes, and is performed by adopting a split squat position with the trailing leg suspended on a gym bench or step. This version of the spassov squat breaks the whole movement down into several individual stages with a short pause at each stage to increase the time under tension of the muscles. Below you'll find a video guide and step by step instructions that describes the correct technique for the Saigon spassov squat.
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Squat, Saigon Spassov Steps:

Step 1:
Stand in front of a gym bench or step

Step 2:
Take a normal step forwards away from the bench

Step 3:
Reach back with one leg and rest the toes on the top of the bench

Step 4:
Place the hands on the top of the head

Step 5:
Gradually bend the lead leg to squat down pausing at 5 points

Step 6:
Pause at the lowest position and maintain balance

Step 7:
Push back up through the thighs and hips pausing at 5 points

Step 8:
Complete the required number of repetitions and then swap legs to finish the set

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