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Barbell Back Squat

The Barbell Back Squat is a fundamental exercise that targets multiple muscle groups, including the quadriceps, hamstrings, glutes, and core. This exercise is a staple in many strength training programs and can help to improve lower body strength, power, and endurance. The Barbell Back Squat is performed by resting a barbell on your shoulders and squatting down until your thighs are parallel to the ground or just below parallel, then returning to a standing position. When performed with proper form and technique, the Barbell Back Squat can provide a challenging and effective workout for athletes of all fitness levels.

How to perform Barbell Back Squat

  1. Begin by resting a barbell on your shoulders, taking care to place it in the proper position and avoid placing it on your neck.
  2. Inhale and begin to descend by bending at your knees and hips, keeping your weight predominantly through your heels as you sit back into the movement.
  3. Descend until your thighs are parallel or just below parallel to the ground with proper form and technique.
  4. Pause briefly at the bottom of the squat, focusing on your breathing and keeping your core engaged.
  5. Return the bar to the starting position by driving through your heels with force generated through your quads and glutes while exhaling.
  6. As you stand up, make sure to keep your back straight, shoulders relaxed, and legs fully extended.
  7. Repeat the movement for the desired number of repetitions or sets, focusing on proper form and technique throughout.
  8. Once you have completed your set, carefully return the barbell to the rack or set it down on the floor.

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