Barbell back squats
A barbell squat is a compound exercise that is a push motion that works mostly your quadriceps, but also targets your hamstrings, glutes, and calves
Reps: 5 Sets: 5
- Get the barbell into position by setting the squat rack height at roughly shoulder level.
- Place the barbell onto the squat rack and add the desired amount of weight.
- With your feet shoulder width apart, stand close to the barbell
- Set your grip width as close as is comfortably possible when in position under the barbell.
- Pull yourself under the barbell
- Squeeze your shoulder blades together for the barbell to sit on.
- Before un-racking the barbell, take a deep breath from your stomach and tighten your core. At the same time, place the barbell down onto your upper back.
- Un-rack the barbell from the rack. Step back with your lead leg and match it with your other leg and then take one final step to make sure everything is in aligned correctly.
- This is the start and end position