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Olympic Squat

Olympic Squat The classic Olympic Squat should be a part of anyones core lifts. Core lifts meaning you do these lifts day in and day out. This lift builds power in your thighs and buttocks in particular.
Description
  1. Go underneath the squat rack and position the bar onto your traps/delts. Secure the bar in this position by gripping the bar with thumbs facing towards each other at a comfortable width.
  2. Lift the bar off the rack and position the feet slightly wider than shoulder width. Slowly squat down and move the butt and hips backward, keeping the back either straight or slightly arched. Continue lowering the weight until the lower and upper leg are at a 90 degree angle.
  3. Explode back upwards to the original position.
Things to Keep in Mind
  • This is an exercise in which large amounts of weights are used. Make sure to have proper spotters ready to help.
  • Always where a belt and be cautious to lift the weight with your legs rather than your back.
  • The further you go down the more you get out of the lift. Sometimes its better to sacrifice weight for going lower.
Visual Aids
olympic lift squat

Proper Olympic Squat Form

Video Description Of Lift:

Front View

Side View

Rear View

Trapezius, Quadriceps, Pectineus, Adductor longus, Gracilis, Adductor magnus, and Gluteus maximus.