Highly integrated total-body stability and strength production, with obvious emphasis on the lower extremities.
Hypertrophy of the quadriceps, hamstrings, glutes,
Feet may be placed around shoulder width or SLIGHTLY wider, with minimal external rotation. (NOTE: The wider the stance [abduction], the more external rotation of the feet is required to maintain alignment at the knees).
Place bar comfortably on the upper back.
Draw you’re belly button inward toward your spine.
Descend slowly by bending at the knees and hips.
During the descent, maintain weight distribution between the mid-foot and heels. Do not allow the feet to cave inward or shift outward.
While maintaining tone in the lower abdomen and optimal kinetic chain alignment, ‘drive’ through the feet extending the ankle, knee and hip joints while your weight is evenly distributed between heels and mid-foot. Do not allow bodyweight to shift toward the toes.
The knees should track over the second and third toe.
Perform downward reps slowly and concentrate on the eccentric (descent) and the isometric (squat position) alignment of your body.
Descend as far as you can control. Partial squats should progress to full squats as neuromuscular efficiency improves.