- From rack with barbell upper chest height, position barbell
on back of shoulders and grasp bar to sides. Dismount bar from
- Bend knees forward while allowing hips to bend back behind,
keeping back straight and knees pointed same direction as feet.
Descend until knees and hips are fully bent. Extend knees and
hips until legs are straight. Return and repeat.
- Keep head facing forward, back straight and feet flat on
floor; equal distribution of weight through fore foot and heel.
Knees should point same direction as feet throughout movement.
flexibility is important for both execution and safety in this
movement. See Full
Squat Flexibility. Certain knee and low back problems maybe
aggravated by this exercise. See Full
Squat Analysis and Deep
Squat Test. See spotting
technique and spotting