Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Pause Front Squat + Pause

Front Squat Challenge
3 x Max Reps

AMRAP in 6 Minutes:
3 Hang Power Cleans
3 Burpee over Bar
6 H.P.Clean
6 Burpee O.B.
+ 3 reps each round

Reminder, 9:30 on Tuesdays and Thursday is an additional Mamas and Papas Class.

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Why is leading with your knees on the descent of a squat not a good idea for most athletes??? . The first is it often leads to a forward weight shift and an off balance bottom position. This limits your ability to complete the ascend when the weight gets heavy.? Leading with the knees also limits early glute engagement and instead places excessive stress on the front of the knee and increases compression of your knee cap against the femur.? . Instead, start your descent with a small engagement of your hips before sitting straight down. Notice that the knees still bend during this motion, they just don’t jam forward at the start. This will turn on your glutes and keep your body balanced for a more efficient and safe squat.? . Here’s a great example from Max Lang @max_lang_weightlifting . Notice how he engages his hips slightly before then sitting down into his descent.??? . To learn more about perfecting front squat technique, check out the blog article linked in my bio!?? . Thank you to @thelinellez for being today’s athlete model & @3d4medical with their app Complete Anatomy for the visual of the body!?? __________________________________________ This is the 87th #SquatUclub eligible post. Remember from here on out – “like,” & comment using the hashtag #squatUclub within 60 seconds of a new post going up and I’ll pick one person to start working with on whatever help you need (squat technique, an achy hip with deadlifts, etc). TURNING ON post notifications at the top of my profile (click the •••) will help you be first in line each day!

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