Braced Squat

Free Weights / Beginner

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Equipment Needed

  • Weight Plates

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Average Sitewide Braced Squat Weight

  • 35 lb
    average weight
  • 35 lb
    best weight
  • 1
    times logged
  • #1K
    popularity rank

Average Male Braced Squat Weight

  • 0 lb
    average weight
  • 0 lb
    best weight
  • 0
    times logged
  • #3K
    popularity rank

Average Female Braced Squat Weight

How to do Braced Squat:

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braced squat is a free weights exercise that primarily targets the quads and to a lesser degree also targets the shoulders, forearms, glutes, hamstrings and traps ...more

braced squat is a free weights exercise that primarily targets the quads and to a lesser degree also targets the shoulders, forearms, glutes, hamstrings and traps.

The only braced squat equipment that you really need is the following: weight plates. There are however many different braced squat variations that you can try out that may require different types of braced squat equipment or may even require no equipment at all.

Learning proper braced squat form is easy with the step by step braced squat instructions, braced squat tips, and the instructional braced squat technique video on this page. braced squat is a exercise for those with a beginner level of physical fitness and exercise experience. Watch the braced squat video, learn how to do the braced squat, and then be sure and browse through the braced squat workouts on our workout plans page!

Tips

  1. Keep abs and lower back tight throughout movement. This helps keep proper form, while improving performance.
  2. Keep back naturally arched. Do not round. Keep eyes looking straight forward.
  3. Since not a lot of weight is being used focus on performing exercise in good form without cheating on any aspects of the exercise (i.e squatting all the way down).

Variations

  1. Stand with weight in front of chest, except now when you squat down bring the weight down between your legs so it briefly touches the ground. And then when standing back up, raise weight back up with arms straight out.
  2. Definitely a good add-on would be to incorporate this exercise with a stability ball to target those hard to reach stabilizer muscles.
  3. Increase the weight of the plate and hold plate against your chest with a cross-arm grip. Perform exercise as described.

Types

  • Force Type: Push
  • Mechanics Type: Compound

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Equipment Needed

  • Weight Plates

Tips

  1. Keep abs and lower back tight throughout movement. This helps keep proper form, while improving performance.
  2. Keep back naturally arched. Do not round. Keep eyes looking straight forward.
  3. Since not a lot of weight is being used focus on performing exercise in good form without cheating on any aspects of the exercise (i.e squatting all the way down).

Variations

  1. Stand with weight in front of chest, except now when you squat down bring the weight down between your legs so it briefly touches the ground. And then when standing back up, raise weight back up with arms straight out.
  2. Definitely a good add-on would be to incorporate this exercise with a stability ball to target those hard to reach stabilizer muscles.
  3. Increase the weight of the plate and hold plate against your chest with a cross-arm grip. Perform exercise as described.

Types

  • Force Type: Push
  • Mechanics Type: Compound