Squat down to place shoulders under padded lever. Place feet shoulder width apart slightly in front of shoulders. Extend knees and hips until legs are straight. Release support lever.
Squat down by bending hips back while allowing knees to bend forward slightly, keeping back straight and knees pointed same direction as feet. Descend by bending knees and hip until thighs are just past parallel to floor. Lift lever up by extending knees and hips until legs are straight. Repeat.
If available, re-engage support lever in extended position before dismounting. 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. See Squat Analysis. Also see exercise performed on alternative machine.