Please read our guidelines section before attempting any of our free weight quadriceps exercises.
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Technique - Start by placing the barbell onto squat stands and attach a suitable amount of weight. Stand underneath the barbell positioning it evenly across the back of your shoulders behind your head using your hands in a wide grip to steady the barbell throughout the exercise. Remove the barbell from the stands and stand with your feet shoulder width apart. Extend your leg back keeping it straight with your heel raised slightly from the floor. Inhale as you squat down onto your rear leg in a slow, controlled manner not allowing your knee to touch the floor whilst keeping your back straight. Exhale as you press back upwards again shifting your weight onto your rear leg. Do not allow your knee to fully lockout before starting the next rep to maintain pressure on the muscles being used. Repeat this technique with the other leg. Return the barbell to the stands when you have finished.