Squat to Bench with Barbell

This is s great overall exercise for the lower body. There are many variations on the squat, this one uses a bench to remind you how far down to squat. · Place a bench behind you. · Lifting a barbell off of a weight rack, position it on your shoulders. · Place your feet slightly wider than shoulder width apart with your knees and toes pointed slightly outward. · Drawing your abs in, descend slowly and squat down, bending at the knees and hips. · Lower yourself as far as you can control without letting your body shift towards your toes (this will cause you to loose balance). Do not sit on the bench. · Pause in the downward position and slowly return upright to the starting position.

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