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Squat Exercise Technique

The squat exercise is a common training exercise for strengthening the lower body. There are many variations, from using no weights to maximal lifts in the gym with hundreds of kilograms resting on the shoulders.

Equipment Required: dumbbells, barbell and weights, weight belt, squat rack.

General Technique

  1. Stand with your feet flat on the floor and about shoulder width apart (toes slightly turned out)
  2. If using resistance, you can hold dumbbells in your hands or have a barbell resting across the shoulders.
  3. Slowly descend until the upper legs are parallel to the floor then push back up to the starting position.
  4. Throughout the exercise, keep the abdominals tight and the lower back in a neutral position.
  5. Repeat for a set number of repetitions.

squat exercise technique


Changing Intensity

Squat Variations

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