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Table 2 Standardized instructions for squat performance

From: How to squat? Effects of various stance widths, foot placement angles and level of experience on knee, hip and trunk motion and loading

1Place the bar (barbell) on the trapezius muscle and hold it with a comfortable hand position.
2Stand upright and place each foot on one of the given lines. Keep the heel and second toe aligned.
3Keep your back straight throughout the movements.
4Perform the squat at the same speed in the downward and upward movements.
5Try to go as far downward as possible, at least bringing your thigh parallel to the floor.