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Back Squat – Smith Machine

Fitness Institute Squat

Written by Kristine Beissner

January 2, 2020

Gym Exercises

Learn how to perform the Back Squat exercise using a smith machine to strengthen legs and hips with the team at Fitness Institute.

Machine: Smith Machine

To being, bend knees to get underneath the bar, placing the bar behind the neck and onto the shoulders.

Grip onto the bar and press up through the heels, making sure you are supporting the weight (Figure 1).

From here, slowly flex the knees lowering to the bottom of the squat (don’t allow the knees to travel in front of the toes).

Thighs should be roughly parallel to the floor (Figure 2). Extend the knees with good control to return to starting position.

Remember to seek the advice of your fitness trainer, medical and/or allied health professionals, if you are new to exercise or have an injury or medical condition to consider.

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