• Begin with bar on back in athletic stance with toes pointing slightly out

• Focus on high point on wall in front of you

• Squat down with control and good posture until thighs are just below parallel; keep weight back on heels

• Drive upward out of squat into starting position; keep eyes up and chest out

Carlisle’s Comments: Squats are great for developing mass and strength in the lower body. When performed properly, it is a great workout for the core as well. Being able to stabilize the weight when it is on your back really helps solidify the abdomen and lower back.