Squats with Curl Bar

Area Targeted: Thighs & Butt

Integrate Squats with tube bands into your workout to effectively build overall size in your quads (thighs), glutes (butt), and your entire body. If you have previously avoided squats with free weights due to knee and back pain concerns, you’ll appreciate the benefits of tube resistance for squats. By using the Bodylastics Curl Bar, you can emulate the feel of a traditional barbell while enhancing your workout. The absence of momentum from using bands results in significantly reduced joint strain, wear, and tear.

Learn set-up, movements and points to remember below:

Set Up

Anchor: Not required

Bands: Bar: Attach an ankle strap to each end ring of the bar. Bands: Thread the band(s) through the anchor and attach each end of the band(s) to an outer ring of the bar.

Body Positioning: Stand on the band(s) with both feet and hips-width apart. Squat down, press the bar over your head and rest it on your shoulders, right below your neck (not on your neck). Stand up straight. Keep your back straight, head straight, chest up, and elbows back.


Bend your legs and squat down as if you were going to sit in a chair. Stand up and return to the starting position. Repeat.

Points To Remember

1. Keep your chest up and back flat during the exercise.
2. Make sure that your knees are tracking over your toes during the movement.