Front squat pointers / my observations

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RobertB
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Front squat pointers / my observations

Post by RobertB » Wed Jan 26, 2011 10:25 am

Hi guys,

I am learning/aiming to do cleans properly as part of texas method template but am experiencing what seems to be a common issue, the weight being supported by the grip rather than sitting on the shoulders. After a few attempts I was able to get it further back and somewhat more comfortable, but when I hit the last 10-15% I found the angle my back was at (still straight - just the angle) made the weight roll back onto my wrists/grip.

So I asked in the gym, couple of guys with experience, and they said try with two plates under my heels, as it may be a flexibility issue (they told me where, but I forgot where it suggested I needed more flexibility...)

This fixed it quite well, I think I can start to throw out a few 7x3 front squats (a rep range I tend to use when learning form on compounds) - but I'm wondering... can I stretch to remove the need for these plates under my heels? can you also suggest any other things to do to ensure the weight is loaded as securely as possible to the shoulders/any tricks you learned while bettering your front squat.

Thanks
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Post by Paperclip » Wed Jan 26, 2011 10:43 am

I'm just a beginner weightlifter so I don't want to say anything about the issue but I know that Glenn Pendlay has some excellent videos:

http://bcove.me/9y1hhwg7

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Post by RobertB » Wed Jan 26, 2011 10:47 am

Paperclip wrote:I'm just a beginner weightlifter so I don't want to say anything about the issue but I know that Glenn Pendlay has some excellent videos:

http://bcove.me/9y1hhwg7
Great stuff - the rack is explained right away, thanks

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Post by hoosegow » Wed Jan 26, 2011 2:18 pm

If you do only one thing do TWS - Third World Squats.

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