• musclemecca bodybuilding forums does not sell or endorse any bodybuilding gear, products or supplements.
    Musclemecca has no affiliation with advertisers; they simply purchase advertising space here. If you have questions go to their site and ask them directly.
    Advertisers are responsible for the content in their forums.
    DO NOT SELL ILLEGAL PRODUCTS ON OUR FORUM

Safely bail out of a squat

Kayce

Kayce

Well-known member
VIP
Author
Member
Joined
May 22, 2015
Messages
255
Points
28
When performing a back squat, it's important to know how to safely bail out if you find yourself unable to complete the lift. Here's a step-by-step guide on how to bail out of a back squat safely:

1. Assess the situation: If you feel like you can't complete the lift, don't force it. It's better to bail out than to risk injury.

2. Move your feet: Slightly widen your stance and move your feet forward, so they are no longer directly under the bar.

3. Let go of the bar: Release your grip on the bar, allowing it to roll down your back. Do not try to hold onto the bar or stop its descent.

4. Push the bar away: As the bar rolls down your back, gently push it away from your body. This will help the bar clear your hips and avoid hitting your legs or feet.

5. Step forward: Once the bar has cleared your body, take a step forward to create distance between you and the falling bar.

6. Let the bar drop: Allow the bar to fall to the ground behind you. It will make a loud noise, but this is normal and expected in a gym setting when bailing out of a lift.

7. Assess yourself: After bailing out, take a moment to assess your physical condition. If you feel any pain or discomfort, seek appropriate medical attention.



Remember, it's crucial to practice proper form and use appropriate weights when performing back squats. Always use safety bars or squat in a power rack when attempting heavy lifts. If you're new to squatting, work with a qualified trainer to learn proper technique and safety measures.
 

Similar threads

MuscleMecca Crew
Replies
0
Views
397
MuscleMecca Crew
MuscleMecca Crew
MuscleMecca Crew
Replies
0
Views
3K
MuscleMecca Crew
MuscleMecca Crew
MD Bodybuilding
Replies
0
Views
426
MD Bodybuilding
MD Bodybuilding
Top