The Back Squat

ByCrossFitApril 18, 2019

The back squat requires the structures of the lower body and core to work synergistically. Optimal performance requires an adequate range of motion at the ankles, hips, and knees; superior lower-body strength; and a tremendous amount of core stability.

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David Whiteman
December 28th, 2021 at 7:09 pm
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Might be the difference between a high bar vs. low bar squat. In the video, this is a high bar squat which lends the torso to stay vertical....I much prefer the low bar squat myself when getting heavier, which utilizes more hip drive.

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Jim Rix
May 25th, 2019 at 7:55 pm
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I don't know how he keeps his torso so vertical. I think I'm way further forward when I don bs, esp. heavier ones.

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Warren Love
June 25th, 2023 at 2:43 pm

Femur length may be a limiting factor is staying vertical. Longer femur pushes your hips back further causing you to lean forward to stay over your midfoot. Calf flexibility is the other factor that can limit getting forward and more vertical. It's all good!!

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