Back Squat

by National Council on Strength and Fitness (NCSF)

Description

In this video we will examine how to properly perform the Back Squat. Factors such as proper movement mechanics, benefits, and common performance errors will be addressed. Long considered the premier resistance training exercise, the Back Squat is the ideal movement for improving kinetic chain function and when loaded properly, muscle development in the hip and knee extensor muscle groups. Additionally, the back squat serves as a foundational exercise for core stabilization and energy transfer making it an ideal fit in functional based training programs. The benefits of the Back Squat range from improved athletic performance to maintenance of tasks associated with activities of daily living (ADLs).

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