Getting a good rack on a front squat took me an entire month when I first started weightlifting. I’m not alone, many many dudes (ladies usually get it right the first time they try it!) have a problem with wrist flexibility.
But, beyond flexibility issues, if you don’t actually place the bar correctly across your shoulders then you’ll never progress to lifting heavy weights on either the front squat or the clean.
Some Basics that I go over in the video:
- Don’t GRIP the bar, let it “roll back” onto your fingers. (You DON’T have to pop your pinky out like I do, but it helps, and makes you look more sophisticated.)
- The bar should be on the shoulders, not in the hands.
- Elbow UP and IN.
- Choke yourself, then dial it back a bit.
I’m going to be doing more videos on Front Squat form since it is such an important exercise in weightlifting. But, don’t get too caught up in overthinking everything!
K.I.S.S – Keep It Simple Stupid
Racking a front squat is not rocket science. Work your flexibilty. Work the correct Elbows up and in position, and you’ll figure it out pretty fast.
See Episode 1 on the my favorite Snatch Drill.