Smith Machine Squat

Exercise / Glutes

Preparation

With bar upper chest height, position bar on back of shoulders and grasp bar to sides. Place feet slightly forward. Disengage bar by rotating bar back.

Execution

Squat down by bending hips back while allowing knees to bend forward slightly, keeping back straight and knees pointed same direction as feet. Descend until thighs are just past parallel to floor. Extend knees and hips until legs are straight. Return and repeat.

CAUTION: Before beginning this or any other exercise regimen, consult your physician to be sure it is appropriate for you. Ask of ra physical stress test.

Exercise Tips

Keep head facing forward, back straight and feet flat on floor; equal distribution of weight through forefoot and heel. Knees should point same direction as feet throughout movement.

Variations

  • Dumbbell Squat
  • Barbell Squat
  • Sumo Squat