The wide-stance barbell squat strengthens the lower body with more emphasis on the inner thighs. Wide-stance barbell squats typically also allow for use of a heavier load than traditional stance squats.
Stand in a slightly wider than shoulder-width stance with toes pointed outward. Rest bar firmly on back of shoulders with an overhand grip slightly wider than shoulder-width apart. Brace your core and keep chin parallel to floor.
Simultaneously descending hips to ground until thighs become parallel to floor, performing a deep squat. Pause at your lowest point and retract back to starting position.
Be sure to initiate the squat with the hips.
Do not let allow your back to round during the exercise. Instead, keep spine tall and chest lifted.