Enter the weight on bar (including the bar) and your body weight into the calculator to determine the square force.

Squat Force Formula

The following equation is used to calculate the Squat Force.

SF = (LW + BW*.90) * g

  • Where SF is the squat force (N)
  • LW is the loaded weight of the bar (kg)
  • BW is the body weight of the lifter (kg)
  • g is the acceleration due to gravity (9.81m/s^2)

What is a Squat Force?

Definition:

A squat force is the minimum force a lifter needs to exert on the ground to lift a certain weight during squatting. The squatting force depends on the weight loaded on the bar and also the persons body weight.

How to Calculate Squat Force?

Example Problem:

The following example outlines the steps and information needed to calculate Squat Force.

First, determine the loaded weight of the bar. In this example, the loaded weight of the bar is found to be 130 kg.

Next, determine the body weight of the lifter. In this case, the body weight of the lifter is measured to be 70kg.

Finally, calculate the Squat Force using the formula above:

SF = (LW + BW*.90) * g

SF = (130 + 70*.90) * 9.81

SF = 1893.33 N