Barbell Squats quadriceps

Midpoint

Don't lean forward too much, or you 'II put too much stress on your lower hack.

Midpoint

Starting Position: Position the barbell on the upper portion of your back, not your neck. Firmly grip the bar with your hands almost double shoulder width apart. Position your feet, angled slightly out, about shoulder width apart.

Don't lean forward too much, or you 'II put too much stress on your lower hack.

The Exercise: Bend your knees and slowly lower your hips straight down until your thighs are parallel with the floor. Keep your back as straight as possible, your chin up, and your shoulders squared. Once you reach the bottom position, press from your heels, and drive the weight upward. Inhale deeply on the descent, and exhale on the way up. (If you have trouble balancing on this exercise, try placing a sturdy, one-inch-thick wooden block under your heels.)

This is one of the most demanding exercises there is, but it works great for building firm, strong legs.

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