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Back Squat (Fitness Tip Tuesday)

By October 14, 20144 Comments

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Back Squat

How To: Stand with feet shoulder-width apart and barbell on shoulders. Lower into a squat and back to the starting position. The Squat is a compound, full body exercise. You Squat by bending through your hips and knees, with the weight on your upper-back. Be sure to keep your core tight and your back straight throughout movement.

*TIP: Go down as low as you can before your toes start to lift off the floor. Once they do, you are not using proper technique. Think about the position you would be in if you were about to jump forward. That is technique you want to follow when squatting.

Everyone is built differently. If your squat doesn’t look like someone else’s, it’s ok.

Main Muscles: Quads Hamstrings Glutes

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  • karen says:

    Are these as effective with dumbbells, I work out at home and also have neck issues so back of the neck is bad for me. How much weight should I use? Set/reps?

    • Anna says:

      Hi Karen,
      Dumbbell squats are a great at home substitution. You may reach a point where you can’t go heavy enough with dumbbells to continue progressing (this is when you would need to advance to a back squat.) Since you have neck issues though, it’s perfectly fine to continue squatting with dumbbells but you can use different tempos and variations to keep yourself challenged.
      All the best!
      Anna, CPT, FF Specialist

  • Christine says:

    You look amazing Flavia! Wow , I really have no excuses..I have been tring for the padt 15 yrs to have abs like that. You Did it in a little over a year.

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