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Barbell Squats

How to do Barbell Squats

1. Carefully load the barbell onto your shoulders, keeping a firm grip with your hands on either side throughout the entire motion

2. Place your feet about shoulder-width apart with your toes very slightly pointing outwards

3. Brace your core and inhale as you lower your body, bending at the knees. Be sure to keep your chest upright and your eyes forward

4. Once your knees hit a 90-degree angle, briefly pause before exhaling and driving back upwards at a controlled speed using your quadriceps and glutes while bringing your hips forward

What muscles do Barbell Squats work?

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The primary muscles used in Barbell Squats are the Glutes and Quads. The secondary muscles used are the Hamstrings.