Smith squat

1 Sep 2009
Smith squat

The Smith machine allows you to press more weight without worrying about controlling the bar.

  • Rest the bar on the back of your shoulders, not your neck.
  • Stand with feet shoulder-width apart, toes turned out slightly and elbows back to retract your shoulder blades.
  • Place your feet slightly in front of your body to put more emphasis on your quads.
  • Brace your core muscles and unlock the bar from the rack, looking forward throughout.
  • Lower your body until your thighs are parallel to the floor.
  • Maintain a natural arch in your back.
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