Purpose of Exercise: To work the legs with emphasis on the thighs and the outside sweep of the thigh.
Bring your arms underneath the bar at the rack. Cross your arms hooking either hands or your thumbs around the bar and support the bar on your front shoulders keeping your elbows high. Step back and separate your feet for balance. (You can use a low block underneath your heels for balance also.) Keep your head up, knees bend and back straight. Lower yourself down until you are below parallel. Push back up to the starting position keeping constant tension on the thighs. Try to do this exercise in front of a mirror to make sure you are keeping good form.