WODdoc Episode 209 Project365: No Redbull Needed For Squats
There is a lot of squatting activities in crossfit. We squat all sorts of stuff…. But when it comes to squatting, leave your Red Bull at home. Winging elbows are associated with poor upper torso stability and most likely outright collapse. Out fix is a simple cue. Instruct the athlete (or think to yourself) of pulling the bar onto your back. Pull through your elbows squeezing your shoulder blades together, tightening and straightening your back.
1. Practice some squats… Use a PVC pipe and pull the pipe hard enough down onto your shoulders that the pipe bends. Feel your shoulder blades pull together as your chest stays tall. (the idea is no upper toro collapse).