🔴SQUAT UPPER BACK TIGHTNESS🔴
✅✅✅This one is an underrated cue.
Having a strong and tight upper back shelf gives the bar some sort of “pillow” where to rest on, but most importantly, it basically blocks your upper body and makes it one stable block of muscles. Tucking your elbows inwards will automatically tuck your shoulderblades aswell, resulting in a strong upper back tightness, which will definitely help you out during your sets. Think about pulling the bar as you would on a pulldown machine: that’ll glue the bar to your upper back. You set up like this BEFORE you touch the bar with your traps. ✅✅✅ -
❌❌❌ Keeping your elbows out causes you to lose tightness instead. Now, it doesn’t mean you can’t do it, but it’s way less stable. The bar isn’t thar “blocked” now, making the whole squat less stable and less strong. To some people it causes some pain 🔥 in the neck area aswell, but that usually goes off with practice. ❌❌❌
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