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Old 09-02-2013, 08:10 PM   #11
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Re: Front Squat Form Check

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Try to keep a full grip on the bar when squatting. Holding the bar in your fingertips when squatting will only hurt you in the long run.
Can you please explain this?
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Old 09-02-2013, 08:47 PM   #12
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Can you please explain this?
I'd like an explanation as well. I don't agree with the recommendation.

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Old 09-02-2013, 09:48 PM   #13
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Re: Front Squat Form Check

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Hi Everyone,

I started crossfit about 4 months ago and I've been lurking on the message board ever since. I've decided to create an account so I can get feedback from all you more experience cross fitters. Here is a video of my doing a 5x3 front squats with 185 (only for last two sets).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tOZlpGgjEKo
Try getting a little deeper and bounce out of the bottom. As you come up lead with your elbows.
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Old 09-02-2013, 10:01 PM   #14
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Re: Front Squat Form Check

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I'd like an explanation as well. I don't agree with the recommendation.

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Basically, work toward getting the bar more into your palms/hands. I used to front squat with just my fingers on the bar, but a couple of elite coaches have told me to work on this. Now, my front squat is much more solid. Keeping more of a grip on the bar will help with keeping the upper back tight and solid throughout the lift.
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Old 09-04-2013, 06:52 AM   #15
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Re: Front Squat Form Check

not only that but it transfers into a better front rack position to jerk from i use the same grip for my front squat that i use for my clean. It takes a bit of time to be that flexible without tspine break so just keep after it
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Old 09-04-2013, 12:43 PM   #16
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Can you please explain this?
When you rack the bar into your fingertips, It "hurts" your positioning for the jerk at heavier weights. Have you ever seen someone bouncing the bar on there shoulders because there fingers are stuck? This is why, they catch the bar too much into there fingers after the clean.
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I'd like an explanation as well. I don't agree with the recommendation.

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What do you disagree with?
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Old 09-10-2013, 08:34 PM   #18
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When you rack the bar into your fingertips, It "hurts" your positioning for the jerk at heavier weights. Have you ever seen someone bouncing the bar on there shoulders because there fingers are stuck? This is why, they catch the bar too much into there fingers after the clean.
I've always been told, and observed, that the boune is to reset the hands at a wider grip for the jerk.
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Old 09-11-2013, 06:05 AM   #19
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I've always been told, and observed, that the boune is to reset the hands at a wider grip for the jerk.
Your correct in saying that, What I am talking about is when people get their fingers caught and have to keep bouncing the bar because there fingers get stuck from cleaning it with a loose grip. This is a sign of improper grip after the clean. And will start to happen on bigger weights for most finger jerkers.
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