CHICOPEE, Mass. (Mass Appeal) – The Zercher Squat is an effective workout option that can help you build strength, challenge your muscles and it’s easy to learn.
Personal Trainer Ryan Woods from Enfuse Fitness in Enfield, Connecticut joined us with more.
Exercise: Zercher Squat
Implement of choice: sand bag filled with wood pellets.
Goal / Benefits:
builds functional strength
compound lift that incorporates / challenges many muscles
easy to learn
“It teaches you exactly how to squat. It teaches you to push your knees apart. Push your chest up. Push your buttocks out. The whole nine yards.” – Louie Simmons
Created by: Ed Zercher, a strongman from 1930s.
Targeted Muscles: Quadriceps, Gluteus Maximus, Adductor Magnus, Soleus, Hamstrings, Gastrocnemius