Smith Machine Squat

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Coach's Tips

When you feel like you are not doing squats right, try using a Smith machine to work on your forms.

How to Smith Machine Squat

Starting Position

1. Stand in front of the Smith Machine with your feet slightly wider than hip-width apart.

2. Position the bar on the machine at a height that is comfortable for you.

3. Place your hands on the bar and step back a few feet to create tension on the bar.

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

Proper Form

1. Exhale as you press your feet into the floor and push your hips forward to stand up.

2. Keep your chest up and head looking straight ahead as you push your hips forward.

3. As you reach the top of the movement, press your hips forward and squeeze your glutes.

Breathing Technique

1. Inhale as you lower your body down.

2. Exhale as you push your body up.


1. Make sure to keep your back straight throughout the exercise.

2. Don't let your knees cave inwards as you lower your body down.

3. Keep the weight on your heels as you push up.

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