Base Body Babes full-body barbell workout - Women's Health and Fitness magazine

 

 

Barbell back squat 

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1. Grabbing the barbell with your hands, place the barbell on the muscles of your upper back (trapezius) and squeeze the shoulder blades together to engage the muscles of your upper back so the bar is secure.

 

2. Stand with your feet slightly wider than your shoulders, and toes pointing slightly outwards. The feet must remain flat on the floor throughout the entire movement.

3. Keep your chest up and look straight ahead.

4. Squat as deep as your body will allow while still maintaining a neutral spine and perfect posture.

 

5. Stand back up and repeat the movement.

Tip: If it is difficult to maintain correct posture and squat to full depth (below parallel), elevate your heels with a one-inch block or some small weight plates.