Let's walk you through setting up your bar for a barbell deadlift.
If it's your a gym newbie trying to make sense of the bench press, no sweat. Good on you for not being intimidated by the barbell.
How do I set up the rack for squats specifically?
Before going straight into lifting barbell squats, you should familiarize yourself with using the station itself: the squat rack.
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Be sure to observe how the machine's starting position is set. Just like how we have different height, we also have different ranges of motion. If it hurts to get into position or there's an uncomfortable feeling just to get the movement started, something is not right.