How To Do Barbell Squats ?


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Eager to know how to do Barbell Squats exercise? Read on further for detailed workout instructions, notes, video and pro tips for learning proper form and train better for it.

 

WHAT IS A BARBELL SQUATS EXERCISE ?

Barbell Squats exercise is performed to strengthen the size of the legs and buttocks. Isometrically strengthening the lower back, the upper back, the abdominal, the trunk muscles, the costal muscles,the shoulders and the arms.

 

WHAT MUSCLES DOES BARBELL SQUATS WORK ?

Primary muscle: Quadriceps are the primary muscles benefited by performing Barbell squats exercise.
Secondary muscle: Calves, Glutes & Hamstrings, Middle & Lower Back / Lats form the secondary muscles benefited by performing Barbell squats exercise.

 

WHAT EQUIPMENT DOES A BARBELL SQUATS EXERCISE REQUIRE ?

The Barbell squats exercise require Barbell / EZ-Bar to be performed.

 

HOW TO PERFORM BARBELL SQUATS ?

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10 steps and you shall be able to perform Barbell squats exercise.

  1. Position the barbell on the squat rack so that your upper chest and the barbell are at the same height.
  2. Bend your knees and place the bar above your body at the back of your shoulders.
  3. position your hands on the barbell at a distance more than the shoulder’s width.
  4. Now push yourself upwards and straighten your legs and thereby pushing the barbell up. Now take one step forward.
  5. Stand with your legs apart, maintaining a distance of your shoulder’s width.
  6. Bending your knees, make your hips to bend too, giving an impression as if you are about to sit.
  7. Keep on moving down until your knees come parallel to the ground or even to more. Make sure, the knees are pointing in the same direction as your feet.
  8. Now pause in this position to the count of one.
  9. Come back to the initial/starting position by making your hips and knees straight.
  10. Make any amendments to your stance or grip before carrying on with the next rep.

 

ARE THERE ANY TIPS FOR PERFORMING BARBELL SQUATS EXERCISE ?

Yes!

  • Do not rest the barbell at the back of your neck.
  • Always face in the forwards direction throughout the exercise.
  • Maintain the straightness of your back throughout the exercise.

 

WHAT IS THE WORKOUT DIFFICULTY LEVEL OF BARBELL SQUATS EXERCISE ?

The difficulty level for performing Barbell squats exercise ranges from Easy to moderate.

 

CAN BARBELL SQUATS BE PERFORMED BY ONLY MEN, ONLY WOMEN OR BOTH ?

Both men and women can perform Barbell squats exercise.

 

ARE THERE ANY OTHER RELATED EXERCISES WHICH EFFECT THE SAME PRIMARY MUSCLE GROUP AS BARBELL SQUATS DOES ?

5 other exercises can work over the same primary muscles:

    1. Dumbbell Lunges
    2. Barbell Step-up
    3. Mountain Climbers
    4. Seated Machine Leg Extensions
    5. Bodyweight Walking Lunge

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