Thursday, March 7, 2019

Back Squat
5 x 5

Teams of 2, 5 Rounds each of:
5 Sandbag Cleans
1 Lap Sandbag Carry
10 Sandbag Squats

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HIGH vs. LOW BAR ????? . To HIGH-BAR or to LOW-BAR? That is the question?? . Humans come in all shapes & sizes. It makes sense that different squats will feel more or less comfortable for different people ? . ?? B A R P A T H: . The most efficient way of squatting is by lifting the weight in a vertical line up & down over the mid-foot ? . Back Squat BAR PATH: . If you feel more comfortable staying fairly upright in a squat, a higher bar position will tend to be more efficient for you ?? . Conversely, if you find that leaning forward is more comfortable while squatting, the low-bar position will likely suit you better ?? . High-bar + Forward lean = weight over the toes (like a ‘good morning’) ?? . Low-bar + Upright = weight over heels ? . Both of these positions are inefficient when squatting & are more likely to put you off-balance during the lift…???? . So, play around with positioning for high & low-bar, upright & forward lean – see what feels “right” for you! . . ? Even better: Work at getting more efficient at both the high-bar & low-bar squat, as these slight variations load the hips & knees differently ? . . ?????????? Tag a gym buddy who needs this! . . This post was inspired by an old gem by @achievefitnessboston ?

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