Bar Positioning is one of the most popular ways to alter the challenges and goals of a squat. The most common squat variations include front and back loaded sqauts. Both are effective at building strength in the Hips, Legs, and back; however the slight variation in weight placement can alter our movement pattern, muscles targeted and the amount of weight we are able to lift.
Learning how to properly progress and regress exercises is absolutely critical. However, sometimes progressions are taken too far and that leads to people performing squats on Yoga balls. Here are my top 5 ways to progress a squat: