The bar should be positioned as low down the back as possible, with the hands just wider than shoulder width apart. (assists in keeping the back straight) Take one or two steps back to the squatting position. Stand with feet apart. The width of stance is governed by the length of the femur. Therefore the taller the individual the wider the stance. Avoid leaning forward too far. Toes should point slightly outwards. Eccentric contraction: Breathe in. Lower the body slowly with control (2-4 second


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