MOVEMENT TIP: The Back Squat

June 3, 2023
MOVEMENT TIP: The Back Squat

Last week we looked at the Front Squat, this week CrossFit Seminar Staff member James Hobart shows us the Back Squat. This differs from the Front Squat in that the Barbell is placed behind the head. To protect the spine, it's important to avoid placing the barbell directly on the vertebrae, but to activate the upper back muscles to act as a cushion on which the barbell can rest. Like with the Front Squat, it's important to ensure that you aren't distracted by the barbell on your back and keep all of the points of performance in mind for your perfect squat. If you're finding this hard, it's always better to reduce the weight, or go back to the less complex Air or Goblet Squat, so you can concentrate on those points of performance that tend to be lost when you add the distraction of new elements in the Front or Back Squat.

Points Of Performance

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