How Do You Do Squats With Weights?


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To do squats with weights, stand with a weight in each hand, and position the legs shoulder-width apart. Bend your legs at the knees, and lower your torso toward the ground. Straighten your legs, and lift your torso until you are back in the starting position.

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  1. Get into the starting position

    Stand with each foot planted shoulder-width apart, and point your toes slightly out from the center. Throughout the exercise, maintain good posture, and look straight ahead. Hold a weight or dumbbell in each hand. Face your palms towards your legs, and make sure the weight is not too heavy.

  2. Squat toward the ground

    To squat, bend at the knees while slowly lowering your torso toward the ground. Stop lowering your body when your knees are directly above your toes. Do not let your knees go past the toes, and keep your thighs parallel to the ground.

  3. Straighten your body, and return to the starting position

    Push up from the floor with the heels of each foot. Straighten each leg until your body is back in the starting position. Breathe out while raising your body, and inhale as you squat down again. Remember to keep looking straight ahead when completing the desired number of repetitions.

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