There are 2 main styles of squats: the high bar squat and the low bar squat.
In the exercise videos you will find on this page, you'll learn the differences in the two squat exercises.
You'll see some videos on how to do the high bar version of the squat.
If you're looking to build the quadriceps, you'll want to focus on the high bar squat.
If you're looking to build the posterior chain (glutes and hamstrings), you'll want to focus on the low bar squat. You should be able to lift more weight with the low bar squat, which does give that exercise an advantage.
You will find that Olympic weightlifters use the high bar squat version because that exercise carries over much better to the other Olympic lifts. In other words, the high bar squat movement is utilized in other Olympic lifts.
The quadriceps are used more in the high bar squat while the hamstrings and glutes are used more in the low bar squat.
Let's get to the videos…
Coaching the High Bar Squat
High Bar Squat Versus Low Bar Squat
Olympic Style (High Bar) Squat Video
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