SquatGuide™ Instructions


The SquatGuide is unique in offering a structure that will create the perfect squat for you every time.  With a simple design and even more user-friendly set up, there is no question about its ability to make your work out more effective. Check out the easy to follow instructions for setting up and performing with the SquatGuide. And then ask yourself this – Was that the best squat of your life?

The squatguide – Set Up & Use


1. Set the height of the knee guides to the height of your knees.


2. Set the width of your foot plates so that your heels will be shoulder width apart when standing on the SquatGuide™ (This is our recommended stance width to start from.  Users may prefer a slightly more narrow or wider stance).

3. Stand on the SquatGuide™ with your toes touching the front rail and the outside of your foot touching the lateral rail (essentially in the front outside corner of the foot plate).

4. Bring your arms up to shoulder height in front of you.

5. Begin to squat by first sending your hips backwards while keeping your chest up (move hips prior to bending your knees).

6. As you lower into the squat make contact with the outside knee guides and
avoid touching the front knee guides.

7. Maintain contact with outside knee guides until you return to standing position.

some tips

• The goal is not to see how far out you can push your knees.  Do not push out so far that your big toes come off the ground.
• As you get lower into your squat it may help to push your knees out to provide stability and minimize the feeling falling backwards.
• Try to prevent your lower back from rounding and your tailbone from tucking under – we advise that you do not squat so low that this happens
• Ideally each knee will be pushed out equally during your squat.

For assembly instructions please view our assembly video at:


Kyle Sela, PT, DPT, OCS, SCS, CSCS

Kyle is a physical therapist who is a board certified specialist in sports and orthopedics. He completed a sports medicine fellowship at Duke University in the Management of Division I Athletes and served as a physical therapist on active duty in the US Army where he cared for a Brigade Combat Team during a deployment to Iraq. His passion is in movement efficiency and maximizing every patient's potential to live life to the highest quality. The SquatGuide™ reflects years of experience teaching people to squat with great form and efficiency so that they may benefit from this great exercise.

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