Squat: tips for perfect form

Workouts
1 Sep 2009
Squat

The king of all leg exercises uses many different muscle groups and should be in every man’s mass-building arsenal

  • Rest the bar on the back of your shoulders, not your neck.
  • Grip the bar close to your shoulders, with elbows back and feet shoulder-width apart (toes turned out slightly).
  • Brace your core muscles and lift the bar off the rack.
  • Lower until your thighs are parallel to the floor, keeping your knees in line with your feet.
  • Push back up through your heels.
  • Look forward throughout and maintain a natural arch in your back.
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