Squat Unrack Fix: Set Up In Front Of The Bar – CLICK HERE

I’ve harped on the setup of all 3 lifts a lot recently for good reason, because much of the lift is controlled and directly comes back to how you set up. For squat, in my opinion there tends to not be enough attention on the intentions of your initial position during the squat unrack. During a recent story I did on my Instagram (which is now a story highlight), I broke down my step-by-step cueing that I use for each phase of my squat. And something I do myself as a lifter and coach that tends to be very different from most, is that when I initially set up during the unrack, I do so in front of the bar, versus behind. This slight adjustment can actually have a pretty profound impact on how you are then able to position yourself while bracing and during the execution of the squat. In my latest YouTube Video, I break down the technique of setting up in front of the bar during the unrack phase. I look at the common faults I see from many lifters who set up from behind the bar, and the issues that stem from this strategy. I discuss how setting up in front of the bar can correct these common faults. And lastly I cover the reasons I coach to bias into extension during that initial unrack phase, and how that benefits the proceeding elements of the squat. Click the link above to view!

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