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At the Level 2 Seminars one of our major areas of focus is on ensuring the trainers there are knowledgeable about the basic points of performance (P.O.P) required to execute a movement optimally. In the case of the front squat here’s what we’re looking for.
- All the same fundamentals as the air squat: feet shoulder width apart with weight in heels, knees tracking toes, hips track back and down until hip crease is clearly below top of knee, back as upright as possible with rigid spine.
Specific to the front squat there are also two other main P.O.P
- Bar resting in rack position, which is characterized by a loose fingertip grip with hands outside of shoulders and elbows as high as possible.
- Bar path is straight up and down
Any deviation from these basics leads to at best a hindrance to performance and at worst a higher risk of injury. Do yourself a favor and work to maintain these points today, as you can be sure the coaches will be working with you to do.