Exercise How To:

Squat and Shoulder Press with a Barbell


Muscles Worked: Shoulders, triceps, quadriceps, glutes, hamstrings.

Starting Position: Stand with your feet shoulder width apart. Hold the barbell in front of your shoulders with your palms facing away from you.

Action: Move your body down into a squat while keeping the barbell in front of your shoulders. Do not bend your knees past 90 degrees.

As you stand back up from the squat, extend your arms to push the barbell up into the air above your shoulders. Extend your legs at the same rate you extend your arms. Go back into a squat and return your arms to the starting position.

Muscles Worked

ShouldersTriceps MusclesQuadricepsGluteal MusclesHamstrings

More Exercises Using Barbells

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1. Exhale as you push the weight up, inhale as you return the barbell to the starting position.

2. Avoid leaning back during this exercise.