· For new lifters, landmine squats can help teach proper squat form and keep the back staying upright.
· For veteran lifters, the exercise is gentler on the joints but
allows for an increase in load.
· This power exercise primarily builds and strengthens the quads and adds some upper body movement.
To perform the landmine squat press, you’ll need a landmine station or stick a barbell in a corner with a towel to protect the wall.
1. Grab the end of the barbell with an underhand grip, lifting it up to shoulder height.
2. Stand with your feet slightly wider than shoulder-width apart, then bend at the knees to squat down to a parallel position.
3. Stand up explosively, simultaneously pressing the barbell straight out and up.
Add the landmine squat press to your full-body workout with 4 sets of 5 reps to start, then expand to sets of 8 reps.