Assume athletic position with bar on back and feet slightly wider than hip width
Keeping chest up, core tight and knees behind toes, lower into squat until tops of thighs are parallel to ground
Drive up, out of squat position
Repeat for specified reps
Sets/Reps: 1x10, 2x8, 2x6, 1x10
Note: After second set of 6 reps, immediately lighten weight and perform 10 reps without rest
Gillett: This hits every lower body muscle and is a great lower back and abdominal strength exercise. If you want power, the ability to push off and deliver a ball at a high velocity, you have to strengthen your lower body and have a strong core group of muscles.
Verlander: Although I’m really careful with my upper body, I like getting my legs stronger by really blowing them out in the weight room.