Squat Technique

The squat exercise is a common strength training exercise.

Equipment Required: barbell and weights, weight belt (optional)


  1. Stand with your feet flat on the floor and about shoulder width apart (toes slightly turned out)
  2. keep the abdominals tight and the lower back in a neutral position.
  3. Slowly descend until the upper legs are parallel to the floor then push back up to the starting position
  4. Maintain the body in an upright position and avoid leaning forward.

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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