Barbell Back Squat
How to: Barbell Back Squat
Primary Muscles Used:Upper Legs, Glutes, Quads, Gluteals, Hamstrings
- Set the barbell on the squat rack at approximately chin height. Position yourself underneath the bar so that it rests comfortably on your shoulders. Place both hands on the bar in an overhand grip (palms facing away from your body) slightly wider than your shoulders. Standing underneath the barbell with it resting on your shoulders, stand up tall and release it from the squat rack. Take a small step backwards and plant both feet on the floor slightly further than shoulder-width apart. This is your starting position.
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