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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

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