How to Do a Squat | Gym Workout

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Hi guys! This is Max Tapper again for Howcast. Today, I'm going to show you guys how to do a squat. Yes! The squat is one of those awesome, full body exercises that targets your legs, your abdominals, even your upper body muscles, and I'm going to show you how to do it.

Initially, what we're looking for is to get on the bar and get this bar on our traps, right around here, exact position. Now, we're going to press up. Now, slow and controlled, we're going to lower that weight down, and our initial motion should be butt, back, and sit, like we're sitting in a chair.

Squat, back, pause, up. All right?

Squat, back, pause at the bottom, and up.

One more time. Slow on the way down. Squat, back, pause, and up.

Let me show you from the side because there's some very important things that we need to do in the squat.

Initially, our body position needs to be here. First motion is back. It's never this. That's what a lot of people do in a squat, and they do it wrong because they put their weight on their toes. It goes into their knees. What we want you to do is sit back, stand on your heels, butt back, like you're sitting on a chair.

Squat, back, pause, slowly up.

Squat, back, pause, slowly up.

That is the proper way to do a squat. Now, get out there, challenge yourself, again guys, use a weight that you can definitely control. The rep range you want to be in is about 12. Use a weight you can control, get out there, be safe, and have a good time.

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  1. Sergeant1990 / February 8, 2015

    I need help with squats! I am bending to much forward and t only solluction
    to that is bending for over with my knees over my toes thats to only way
    how i can get straight!!!!

    • Anders Vallin / August 13, 2015

      +Atlas the Titan i have been told by a physiotherapist that it is ok if
      your knees moves past your toes. The main thing is that your heels dont
      lift from the floor.

    • Paul Costigan / September 28, 2015

      watch?v=iBHc323QwFE gives a good summary of this issue

    • Sergeant1990 / September 29, 2015

      +ILuV4Ss Ik doe sinds kort al beetje rek en strek oefeningen en ben minder
      op gewicht aan het letten en meer op techniek, het gaat al beter

  2. michael enright / June 27, 2015

    No need to pause at the bottom make it dynamic. Also go deeper. Bad video
    imo

    • Aribert Brunner Faber / August 8, 2015

      +michael enright Ladies and gentlemen, we got a dislike here …..

    • Quizz Gibson / December 28, 2015

      Shut up beta

    • Eric Heart / February 1, 2016

      huh?

  3. EmNevaeh / July 21, 2015

    I love this excersize, i started it a while ago at the gym and i start to
    notice a difference!

  4. Uday Chhabra / August 5, 2015

    thankyou

  5. pavel conka / December 19, 2015

    your need lifting bro

  6. Clay Gilchrist / December 20, 2015

    What’s the advantage to locking the knees out at the top? Wouldn’t it be
    more beneficial to stop just short of locking the knees to keep the tension
    on the muscles?

  7. Thanh Cong / February 2, 2016

    MAX TAPPER

  8. Gian Jose / February 13, 2016

    is it true that this exercise can help to reduce your height? if it does, i
    really love to try ..

    • LordShoan / February 15, 2016

      no

    • Tony Čhavez / February 19, 2016

      it can’t reduce it but it can stunt you’re growth if you’re joints in your
      legs haven’t fully developed

    • Daniel / February 21, 2016

      +Tony Čhavez Nope, not at all. That is a myth, there is nothing suggesting
      that spinal compression when it is under growth will stunth the growth, as
      it decompresses at night

  9. Bashir Rostom / March 23, 2016

    Wow I did it

  10. Bashir Rostom / March 23, 2016

    Thanks man

  11. Harendra Solanki / May 13, 2016

    Short video are good and in that you understood the thing is very good

  12. celiactrunc celiactrunc / May 15, 2016

    but to grass is the only right way to a correct squat !

  13. analavenger13 / May 15, 2016

    Nearly caved my knees in when I started doing squats.

  14. Rambo Rambo / June 2, 2016

    What would be the breathing pattern I mean when to inhale and when to
    exhale while going up or down????

    • SalmanC / June 13, 2016

      Inhale at the top, think of filling your stomach with air, not your chest.
      Then tense your abs and do the squat, exhale a little on the way up and
      fully when you’re at the top

    • Birder Ben / June 16, 2016

      I think that with most excersises, you exhale while you’re completing a
      rep: for example, on the way up while doing a pushup, or while you bring
      the dumbbell up while doing a curl. In this case, I would inhale on the way
      down, and exhale coming up.

    • Spectral Corruption / July 6, 2016

      take a deep breath, tighten your abs hard, do a low squat, and breathe out
      once your at the top, then repeat, don’t just breathe in and breathe out
      while pushing back up, you will lose balance. hold it in until you finish
      your rep

  15. Spectral Corruption / July 6, 2016

    I just pulled a back muscle recently with bad form. remember to never round
    your back, keep it straight. I rounded mine and am just now recovering
    after almost 3 weeks, keep your chest out, and chin slightly up to help
    out, also always go low, lower than 90° if possible

  16. BLAZE45 / July 12, 2016

    man damn a squat how the hell did you get that chest and traps?!!!

  17. N1KH1L / July 12, 2016

    Yo, such a nice video, I always had difficulties doing squat.

  18. Bryan Arroyo / July 31, 2016

    I left my weight on my neck and hurts like hell thanks for helping

    • Raj Raj / August 5, 2016

      you should place the weight on traps…

  19. Raj Raj / August 5, 2016

    short and sweet info…thanks dude!!!

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