How To: Deep Barbell Back Squat

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  1. Jordan Karim / February 26, 2015

    So is the deep squat okay to do twice a week while new to lifting?

    • Zend Mij / March 1, 2015

      As a beginner most powerlifters squat three times a week (using almost no
      other leg exercises). When you’re more advanced then you probably need to
      cut back to two or use the second one as and light day.

    • Jordan Karim / March 1, 2015

      +Zend Mij Thanks!

    • Alex Papas / May 15, 2015

      use starting strength. every persons anatomy is different. train
      appropriately and eat well, focus on mobility.

    • Zend Mij / June 9, 2015

      Beginners are adviced to squat three times a week, but two time a week
      works almost as good. Good beginner programs are:
      stronglift 5×5 or Strarting Strenth (aka Rippetoes)

  2. Mark Richardson / April 9, 2015

    This guy gives some good advice on many compound lifts. But you know what?
    People tell me NOT to listen to this guy because he’s small. So
    what….this is actually well explained and executed.

    • Mark Richardson / May 15, 2015

      +Alex Papas and you are an ignorant prick. But i’m guessing you already
      know that.

    • Alex Papas / May 15, 2015

      no i just found this squat tutorial to be giving very poor, as it was not
      very educational or useful for beginners, nor intermediate or advanced
      lifters. he gave very poor and flawed instructions.

    • Jishu Dhar / May 31, 2015

      Are you crazy he’s not at all small he’s a big bodybuilder type person .
      Yeah in his videos he looks like small but trust me it’s not the truth or
      just check his Facebook page!!!!!

    • Christian Briones / May 31, 2015

      +Mark Richardson how big do want to be, thats ridiculous, he looks very good

  3. Leandro Borges Ponto Net / April 16, 2015

    Não está correto… Os joelhos jamais devem passar o dedão do pé ao
    agachar…

  4. Sam Parfitt / April 25, 2015

    Bar seems to roll down my back when I try squat…Can’t seem to make the
    “shelf” to rest it on. Any advice?

    • AJ Miller / May 10, 2015

      +Sam Parfitt I found that after building upper body (shoulders and traps) a
      bit more, I had a bit more of a rest for the bar. That’s just me though.
      I’m not aware of how you hold the barbell.

    • OffTheCreamyCrack / September 28, 2015

      +Sam Parfitt Squeeze your shoulder muscles then rest the bar on them. Keep
      them tight as you squat (since your hand position should be closer than
      farther from your shoulders). That gives a bit of relief and prevents the
      bar from rolling. But AJ Miller is completely right too, build those
      muscles.

    • MrInzombia / December 19, 2015

      You have to really pinch your scapula and rest the bar on top of your rear
      Delts traps area.

  5. Robert Turner / June 2, 2015

    Is it better to lift one plate and go all the way down or half way down
    with 2 plates? Thx

    • Shivan Ramkhewan / June 3, 2015

      All the way down, it’s not about how heavy you lift when building muscle.
      You want to focus on doing the entire motion of movement while your muscles
      are under the tension engaging the entire muscle. Halfway down would leave
      your a part of the muscles ‘untouched’ and minimizes your gains.

    • Varun Sharma / September 30, 2015

      +Shivan Ramkhewan Lol, he can do halfway as well. If he means ‘parallel’ by
      halfway. Because that’s also a correct form of squats.

    • Shivan Ramkhewan / September 30, 2015

      It’s better form, but it’s less efficient. Why would he tell you to do
      something that wasn’t at the top of efficiency? +Varun Sharma​

    • Varun Sharma / September 30, 2015

      +Shivan Ramkhewan Both are good for their own purposes. If you go deep,
      your glutes get more exposure.

  6. Jihyong Jung / June 15, 2015

    Thank you for all of your effort and demonstrations. It helps me a lot
    doing workouts correctly.

  7. JE BC / July 26, 2015

    I feel like squats could hurt my knees. Is this true? If so, is there a way
    to avoid injury? Thanks :)

    • Josh Sabels / July 28, 2015

      +JE BC If you do them wrong you will feel it in your knees, but correct
      form puts all strain in the glutes and thighs. Maybe at your gym try to ask
      someone to demonstrate. Try a few without a bar and just follow the form
      that the guy in the video had/what you see at your gym. Does that help at
      all?

    • JE BC / July 28, 2015

      Yeah I guess it was the form. Thanks! So what should I watch out for?

      Which is true by the way… Knees not move or knees not go farther than my
      feet? Thanks!!

  8. Eoin O'Chionnáigh / September 7, 2015

    Shouldn’t you go slower and pause at the bottom for better/safer results?

    • ilya / December 13, 2015

      +Ian Dawson Mackay not pausing during the entire set will promote
      hypertrophy while pausing will promote flexibility and strength

    • Doge ᶠᶸᶜᵏᵧₒᵤ / April 3, 2016

      +Ilya levchuk wtf bullshit. It doesnt matter.

  9. CWBush73 / September 15, 2015

    What can I do if my knees are so swollen that they can’t go into full flex
    ion? What else can be tight that would prevent a deep squat while erect?

    • mc lovin / December 7, 2015

      +CWBush73 You could just do bicep curls. Knees and hips flex in this
      movement, so hips is the other area that could be tight

  10. XxCookieCookiexX / September 17, 2015

    I loveee you! xD whenever I search for a workout, your videos pop up ?!!
    very helpful channel! Thanks a bunch.
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  11. twilite295 / November 26, 2015

    should i squeeze my back muscles together to help hold the bar ? please
    help

    • Jeff Ibane / February 5, 2016

      +twilite295 you don’t have to squeeze anything other than your glutes when
      you’re up from the squat. and your abs the entire time. The back will
      already be worked on while you’re doing the squat. To hold the bar, just
      use your hands, but try not lift it, just balance it along with your traps.

  12. ilya / December 13, 2015

    never thought about flexing the glutes before going down. thanks for the
    tip.

  13. CBPGaming / January 19, 2016

    when I do this, my wrists hurt. Any advice?

    • Caleb Bennett / January 22, 2016

      +CBPGaming Your hands are on the bar just for balance. Let all the weight
      fall on your back and shoulders.

    • Jeff Ibane / February 5, 2016

      +CBPGaming yes, don’t try to lift the bar, just put it on your traps, and
      let your hands just control the bar by not making it fall off your back.

    • CBPGaming / February 7, 2016

      What if my traps are not big enough for them to sit on? I cant seem to find
      that right spot for it.

    • CBPGaming / February 7, 2016

      +Jeff Ibane What if my traps are not big enough for them to sit on? I cant
      seem to find that right spot for it.

    • Jeff Ibane / February 7, 2016

      +CBPGaming big or not you can still put it. Dont ever put it on the base of
      your neck. You’ll hurt yourself.

  14. Tom Tubbs / February 2, 2016

    Can you do a slow mo video a little closer than the video was taken to show
    the motion? Maybe from the side as well? Goes past so fast at normal speed.

  15. MEOODOT II / February 4, 2016

    I bruised my upper spinal bone near my neck doing this for the first time
    in the gym. I don’t know how to proper balance the bar on my
    back/shoulders. Any advice?

    • MaRkUsCoUcH 10 / April 20, 2016

      +Jeff Ibane I actually bruised the neck bone beside by head, it was my
      first time and I didn’t realize that I had to place it on my traps.

    • Jeff Ibane / April 21, 2016

      +MaRkUsCoUcH 10 yes, it’s always on traps, the middle part of the barbell
      has to be on your traps. So, it’s balanced or it will fall on either side,
      or if it’s on your neck or base of neck then that’s BAD. Your hands should
      only assist on the balance of the barbell, don’t try and lift it to
      alleviate the load of the weight. The hands are just for preventing the
      barbell to fall off of your back/trap or falling on either side – just
      balancing. It takes practice man, but it’s easier once you get it. I
      started only with lightweights so i can get my balancing and form when i
      was a beginner, now I can squat over 250 lbs. not that heavy to some, but
      it’s still heavy lol

  16. ayub shrestha / March 31, 2016

    I don’t understand.. How to ingage core

    • Thomas R / June 29, 2016

      i think you have to remember to squeeze in order to maintain good posture

  17. Nicolas Cooper / June 3, 2016

    THank you so much

  18. ThatXoneXguy / June 13, 2016

    how to do squats : you dont

    • LiftOrGTFO / July 13, 2016

      …Said no one ever

    • Loose Goose / July 19, 2016

      FAIL…squats are like the BEST workout ever!

  19. NEXT LEVEL / July 13, 2016

    you’re supposed to hold your breath throughout, then exhale after you
    complete the rep

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