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Thursday, June 30, 2011

Barbell Back Squat

Start with the feet parallel, slightly wider than your hips and toes pointed slightly outward.  Position the bar across your upper back and posterior shoulders.  Set the back by sticking the chest and butt slightly out.  Bending at the hips and knees so that your butt moves backward, lower the hips until the thigh is parallel to the floor (as if reaching for a chair), pause, and return to the standing position.  Keep the head and chest up, knees over the feet (but behind the plane of your toes), and drive the hips forward and up when returning to starting position.
Remember:  It starts with feet.  Head up, chest wide, drop your hips,  reach for a chair and drive through the heels!