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Old 10-01-2008, 05:07 PM   #31
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Re: Back Squat...

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I have never met a person with a problem of keeping their chest up at the same time as their elbows so it must not be that common....
Dave Tate has said it is one of the most common problems he's seen while coaching athletes, and he's worked with many more people than you or I have. Riding the elbows as high as you want is NOT proper technique. I don't care how many people you've trained to do it that way, it's not correct.

In the other thread, you said you didn't care what top tier lifters wrote, only what they did. Here's a few lifts you might want to look at. Note that none of the lifters utilize a high elbow placement. Hmmmm, wonder why...



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zB6G7IlyBAw

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kCHnwUBESAk

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IoX2rLLdCfA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Dbb2xZT8vs - Even Hannah doesn't squat with a very high elbow placement and she's smaller than most guys.
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Old 10-01-2008, 05:11 PM   #32
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They have their elbows as high as they can with how wide their grip is. If they had more flexibility in their shoulders for a narrower grip the elbows would probably be higher...
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Old 10-01-2008, 05:22 PM   #33
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They have their elbows as high as they can with how wide their grip is. If they had more flexibility in their shoulders for a narrower grip the elbows would probably be higher...
Oh shoot. I didn't realize you could read minds. I guess the fact that they write articles discussing the exact opposite technique and use said technique threw me off. Probably doesn't cut anything. They draw the elbows under because that puts the body in the strongest position. Throwing the elbows high up behind the bar, doesn't.
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