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Squats

Description Barbell Squats are an advanced form of the squat that requires stabilization, flexibility, and leg strength. If you are a beginner, you should not try this exercise. Only after you can comfortably use the Smith Machine with proper form should you consider the barbell squat, which many consider to be the king of all exercises. Technique Stand upright with your feet slightly wider than shoulder width apart, toes pointed slightly outward. The bar should be rested against the muscles at the top of your back, secured by your hands on both sides. Do not rest the bar on your neck. Keeping your head straight, shoulders back, chest out, hinge your hips so that your hips go backward. Squat down until your hamstrings are close to parallel with the floor Push yourself back up to the starting position, pushing through your heels. Tips If the bar hurts your upper back, most gyms have a foam pad you can use to put over the bar. Make sure to hinge your hips, or your knees will…
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