Equipment: barbell, weights


  1. stand behind the bar, so that it is over the balls of your feet.
  2. keep feet shoulder width apart, pointing forwards or slightly outwards.
  3. squat down grasp the bar, hands slightly greater than shoulder width apart.
  4. thighs should be approximately parallel to the ground, back straight, and eyes looking forward.
  5. keeping the back rigid and arms straight, lift the bar using the legs, keeping the bar as close to the body as possible.
  6. when standing upright, complete the lift by raising the shoulders.
  7. return bar to ground using a controlled technique.

Key points to remember

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If you are new to exercise, consider getting a medical assessment before doing too much. Fill out a PARQ to see if you are ready. The best thing you could do is perform a warm-up before each fitness session, which should include some stretching. When training, following correct exercise technique can help reduce injuries and maximise fitness gains.

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