Braced Squat

The braced squat helps increase strength and stability in the core, and lower body. More advanced that a standard squat, this exercise also targets the shoulder muscles while improving posture.


  1. 95_A
    Stand with your feet should-width apart and hold a weight plate with both hands.
  2. Braced Squat
    Keeping your elbows straight, raise the weight plate directly in front of you.
  3. 95_C
    Perform a squat, bending your knees and dropping your hips to the ground. Pause for a moment at the bottom, then push through your heels to return to the starting position.

Trainer’s Tips

  • Keep your shins vertical throughout the movement.
  • Keep your heels on the ground throughout the movement.
  • Don't lower the weight plate. Keep it raised straight out in front of you at all times.