When teaching skills and exercises, it is essential the instructor observe and evaluate the student effectively (Gossset, 2007). One effective approach would be to use the SMACKS technique. The SMACKS technique is just a mnemonic for teaching resistance training exercise. There are so many areas that need attention when instructing a student on a weightlifting exercise, and one way to aid instruction is using a mnemonic. The SMACKS technique will be demonstrated in this article to teach the bodyweight squat exercise (Baechle and Earle, 2008). In any type of instruction training, the first thing to do is greet your student and explain to them that we will be doing resistance training today, and the exercise is the bodyweight squat (Yoke, 2006). It is essential to observe the student attempting to squat their own bodyweight before having them use a bar with weights. There are some functional movement screening techniques that also assist in evaluating the student before they perform the squat (Cook, 2003). In the introduction we want to describe what major muscles will be worked by squatting, and they are the quadriceps, hamstrings, gluteus maximus, gastrocnemius, and soleus. At this point the instructor can use the SMACKS mnemonic to aid in teaching the exercise. Because most are visual learners, the teacher may want to demonstrate the exercise before using smacks (Rycroft, 2007).