Today, we working on all of our barbell squats. Our workout is for load and is a great opportunity to practice your good squatting technique. We are working on strength and flexibility today. We're starting with the overhead squat, our least strongest squat, then to front squat our second strongest squat, and finishing with our strongest squat, the back squat.
Our Technique Tuesday video is from Barbell Shrugged. Watch it for great tips and cues to improve your overhead squat.
Increase weight for each set of:
The reps have been increased to give the Level I athlete more opportunities to work on mechanics. Start the workout by warming up with a pvc or empty bar. Increase weight slowly as long as the points of performance are maintained. Do not count the warm-up sets towards the three sets. As you are warming up the overhead squat, practice the behind the neck jerk as well, to prepare for the heavier sets. Also practice missing each of the lifts at lighter weights so the first time it happens is not with a max load. Each working set should feel challenging, but without the chance of a miss.
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