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🐾WALK-OUT LIKE A POWERLIFTER🐾
The lowest hanging fruit to improve your squat is to address the unrack and walk-out. I see hundreds of videos of newer lifters who unrack in a staggered stance, take about a hundred steps away from the rack, and don’t follow a methodical mental check-list before squatting.
Unracking and walking out without control creates instability and wastes energy (save it for the squats!). Any loss of energy is an inefficiency, so why start off a set on the wrong foot? Your first contact with the barbell should be taken seriously, and every walk-out and set should be the same.
Follow these steps:
1️⃣Unrack with your feet square, and stand up in a controlled, but powerful manner. Wait for the bar to settle before making any other moves.
2️⃣Take 1 step back with your dominant foot, bring your other foot back, take an additional 3rd step to square up and even out your stance.
3️⃣Take your time, and let the barbell settle after each movement and step. Once your feet are set and the bar is motionless, you're ready to squat!
👉🏻 👉🏻For new people here! Hi!! I'm an elite powerlifter and coach! I'm getting a few comments suggesting that the amount of steps you take is irrelevant. Can you take more than 3 steps? Sure... but is it truly *optimal*? The difference between CAN and SHOULD is an important distinction when trying to be the strongest that you can be. Any excess movement creates unnecessary instability, and I ain't got time for that in my life. This post is for people who are ready to lift heavy and take lifting seriously. Yep. Your walkout is important. Fix it! 👈🏻👈🏻 #InstaSaveApp #QuickSaveApp