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Front Barbell Squat

Primary muscle group: Glutes & Hip Flexors, Quadriceps
Secondary: Abs, Calves, Hamstrings
Equipment: Barbell / EZ-Bar
  1. Position yourself under a barbell held by a squat rack. Keeping your elbows high, place your arms up and under the bar. The bar should be resting on the front of your shoulders. Core is tight. Back is flat.

  2. Maintaining control, lift the bar up. Bend your knees forward and allow your hips to bend back as if sitting down. Pause when thighs are parallel with the floor.

  3. Return to the starting position and repeat.

Related exercises

Try these other exercises targeting the same primary muscle group:

Cable Hip Extension Mountain Climbers / Alternating Knee-ins Jumping Jacks / Star Jumps Butt Kicks Barbell High Pull
Front Barbell Squat

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