Squats activate over 200 muscles. Do we have a list of which they are?

UCSMiami

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I read the plug line above quite a bit, about the 200+ muscles. So I searched for a list of those and no luck.
Anyone come across a detailed list?
 
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Idk but I'd guess anything from the belly button down. And other then the main muscles that we know it works the others are probably a very small degree
 
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It depends on a lot. What kind of squat? The person's anatomy/physiology and how they squat as seen here https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5276771/

It also depends on what you count as a muscle in that 200 number. Some people split muscle complexes into multiple muscles and some don't. A quick google search brought up some general lists though.
 
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The word is activate however. I think that any Squat variation would elicit a response over an entire body.
 

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Idk but I'd guess anything from the belly button down. And other then the main muscles that we know it works the others are probably a very small degree
Its a lot more than that. Entire posterior chain engages, core, arms squeezing the bar etc.
 

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Yes anything below the chin will be activated to varying degrees I'd imagine. I've never lost upper body size when running a challenging squat program exclusively (smolov for example) It seems there's enough stimulus to maintain the entire body.
 
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One thing I have noticed after running heavy highbae squats for months is my neck has seriously thickened up.
 
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Well I recon the shoulders traps lats and to a much smaller degree the arms help to stabalise the bar. Your core needs to be solid and stable and that doesn't actually include anything below the waist. The only thing I feel absolutely nothing in when I squat is my chest... And I do ***** light weight squats for 20 reps.
 

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