Lever Belt Squat

Lever Belt Squat


This exercise involves using a lever belt to perform squats. The lever belt provides additional support and stability to the lower back during the squatting movement. This exercise can help improve overall lower body strength and stability.

Muscle Group

Equipment Required

Lever Belt Squat Instructions

  1. Put on a lever belt and adjust it to fit snugly around your waist.
  2. Load the barbell with an appropriate weight and place it on a squat rack at shoulder height.
  3. Stand facing the barbell with your feet shoulder-width apart and your toes pointing slightly outward.
  4. Step forward and position yourself under the barbell so that it rests on your upper back, just below your neck.
  5. Grasp the barbell with both hands, keeping your elbows pointed down and your wrists straight.
  6. Take a deep breath and brace your core muscles.
  7. Bend your knees and lower your body until your thighs are parallel to the ground.
  8. Push through your heels and stand back up to the starting position.
  9. Repeat for the desired number of repetitions.
  10. When finished, carefully step forward and rack the barbell back on the squat rack.
  11. Remove the lever belt and stretch your legs and lower back.

Lever Belt Squat Form & Visual

Lever Belt Squat

Lever Belt Squat Benefits

  • Targets multiple muscle groups including quads, hamstrings, glutes, and lower back
  • Allows for heavier weight to be lifted compared to traditional squats
  • Provides support and stability to the lower back through the use of a lever belt
  • Can improve overall squat form and technique
  • May be a good alternative for individuals with mobility or flexibility limitations

Lever Belt Squat Muscles Worked

  • Quadriceps
  • Glutes
  • Hamstrings
  • Calves
  • Core

Lever Belt Squat Variations & Alternatives

  • Front Squat
  • Back Squat
  • Sumo Squat
  • Goblet Squat
  • Bulgarian Split Squat
  • Box Squat
  • Overhead Squat
  • Zercher Squat
  • Single Leg Squat
  • Paused Squat