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Gym Squat Technique

The squat exercise is a common strength training exercise. This technique involves using a barbell, compared to another squat technique using dumbbells.

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


  1. Stand under the bar 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.
  5. Repeat for a set number of repetitons
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