- Standing facing safety barbell on rack upper chest height.
Place hands on bar to each sides or on vertical rack bars. Position
head in yoke with padded bar around shoulders. Dismount bar from
rack and step back. Grasp safety handles (if available) or at
end of yokes.
- Bend knees forward while allowing hips to bend back behind,
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 knees and hips until
legs are straight. Repeat.
- Keep head facing forward, back straight and feet flat on
floor; equal distribution of weight through fore foot 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)