In my Instructables I will only be showing you the "form" of a back squat therefore, I will not be using any weight. If you are struggling with your back squat technique or if you are trying a back squat for the first time I suggest you start off using no weight. If you have a broomstick or a plastic pole around the house that would be the perfect for practicing your back squat.
Once you have practiced and mastered the technique for a back squat, you can start to add weight. Bt, be sure to always wear a weight belt and to have a spotter behind you to prevent injuries.
To do a proper back squat you only need one thing:
- a wooden pole (a plastic pole, or a broomstick can work as well)
Step 1: Feet Position
- If you are right footed, place your right foot slightly in front of your left foot ( See Picture #2 for correct stance)
- If you are left footed, place your left foot slightly in front of your right foot. (See Picture #3 for correct stance)
- Do not stand with your feet pointing out, a.k.a "duck-footed." (See Picture #3 for incorrect stance)