To perfect a back squat you must start with the least amount of weight as possible. If you stack on too much weight, you are likely to hurt yourself and then you really want to doing any working out.
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
Stand with your feet shoulder width apart.
- 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)