Barbell Squat

Lower body
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Coach's Tips

This is one of the most well-known leg workouts. Try to invole not only your legs, but your whole body while doing the exercise.

How to Barbell Squat

Starting Position

1. Stand with your feet slightly wider than hip-width apart, toes pointed slightly outward.

2. Hold the barbell with an overhand grip, hands slightly wider than shoulder-width apart.

3. Keep your chest up and your back straight.

4. Bend your knees and hips to lower your body until your thighs are parallel to the ground.

Proper Form

1. Squeeze your glutes to push your hips forward and stand up.

2. Keep your chest up and your back straight throughout the movement.

3. Do not allow your knees to rotate inwards or outwards.

Breathing Technique

1. Inhale as you lower down.

2. Exhale as you push up.


1. Do not let your knees go past your toes.

2. Do not round your back as you lower down.

3. Use a spotter if you are using heavier weights.

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