How to Set Up the Shoulders for Optimal Back Squat Technique
Written on November 22, 2013 at 7:36 am, by Eric Cressey
There are a lot of people out there who struggle to get the upper back, shoulders, and arms in the right position for the back squat – whether it's because their technique actually causes pain, or simply puts them in a bad technical position. With that in mind, I thought I'd use today's video to touch on why it can be a problem for some folks, and some quick technique modifications you can make to clean things up.
These cues can work hand in hand with a lot of the shoulder mobility drills you've seen here at EricCressey.com and on my YouTube page.
If you're looking for a collection of mobility drills and strength and conditioning progressions – as well as detailed coaching videos like this – be sure to check out The High Performance Handbook, a versatile resource you can tailor to your individual needs and training goals.
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