- Stand facing safety barbell on rack upper chest height. Place
hands vertical rack supports. Position head in yoke with padded
bar around shoulders. Dismount bar from rack and step back so
body is upright at arms length from supports.
- Squat down by bending hips back while allowing knees to bend
forward slightly, keeping back straight and knees pointed same
direction as feet. Descend until thighs are just past parallel
to floor. Stand with or without assistance of arms, extending
hips and knees until legs are straight. Repeat.
- Keep head facing forward, back straight and feet flat on
floor; equal distribution of weight through forefoot and heel.
Knees should point same direction as feet throughout movement.
If handles are not available, horizontal
bars on rack can be used for assistance if needed. Exercise
can also be performed without holding
onto supports. Also see Squat
Synergists (with self assistance)
Stabilizers (with self assistance)