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Barbell Wide Squat

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Coach's Tips

It is a squat that is performed with a wider leg width than a typical squat. It's a workout where you can feel new target inside your thighs!

How to

Starting Position

1. Stand with your feet slightly wider than shoulder-width apart and your toes pointed out at an angle of 10-30 degrees. 2. Hold a barbell across your shoulders with a wide grip, just outside of your shoulders. 3. Place your hands slightly wider than shoulder-width apart, and keep your elbows high and pointed forward. 4. Engage your core, chest, and glutes to ensure your back is straight.

Proper Form

1. Begin by pushing your hips back and bending your knees to lower your body as far as you can go without compromising your form. 2. Keep your chest up and drive your knees outwards, maintaining a straight line from your knees to shoulders. 3. Push through your heels and return to the starting position.

Breathing Technique

1. As you lower your body, inhale deeply. 2. As you push through your heels to return to the starting position, exhale.

Precautions

1. Make sure you keep your back straight and your chest up throughout the movement. 2. Do not let your knees move inward or outward while squatting. 3. Do not arch your back or round your shoulders. 4. Do not go too low and put too much pressure on your joints.

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