If you want to get stronger on squats it’s important to learn to get tight and become one with the bar.
It may sound zen like but try to become one with the bar. Get so tight that the bar feels like it is part of your upper back and body.
You can do this by improving your upper back tension and getting tight during the set up of your squat.
Yesterday I worked with one of my athletes and I wanted her to improve her squat.
Here is what we did:
– Brought the hands as tight to the shoulders. This creates upper back tension.
– We really pushed into bar. Wedging the bar into the upper back instead of just laying the bar on the upper back.
– We slowed down the stand up & the walkout to improve balance and control.
Give it a try and let me know how you find it.
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Rob King is a Competitive PowerLifter, Coach and Writer.