Glutes – Barbell Squat Technique

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Barbell squats are a must for fitness. They exercise your core, lower body and are the quickest way to get that firm rump that you can be proud of.

Facts about Barbell Squat Technique

Facts:

  • Compound Exercise

 

  • Main muscle targeted – Glutes and quads

 

  • Helper muscles – Hamstrings

Male | Female

Method:

Stand with legs shoulder-width apart, pick up the bar with your palms facing towards you.

Standing tall, lift it over your head and hold it just above your shoulders (a towel or pad can be used if it’s uncomfortable).

While keeping your heels on the floor and backs straight, squat down. Your knees should be in line with your feet, and not go past your toes (don’t look down though, it’ll arch your back. Look in the mirror, that’s what it’s supposed to be used for, rather than admiring yourself).

Why it’s good:

Because you need to stabilise yourself, it works the whole lower body. When done correctly, it is the best way to tone and shape your legs.

What to watch out for:

Avoid stressing your knees too much. If your knees aren’t in line with your feet, it puts pressure on the ligaments and can lead to injury.

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