Staying in the same vein of my last article I’ll be giving you some tips on things you could be doing to make your setup in the squat more efficient.
There is a lack of attention that is paid to how people bring the bar out of the rack. I am no exception to that and I used to be the same way.
My squat form has always been decent, but I’ve never paid a lot of attention to my squat-unrack. Then I came across the quote, “If it starts badly it’s probably going to end worse”. Then it clicked; if my setup is bad my squat is likely going to be bad too (or at least not as strong and efficient as it could be). I knew the importance of breathing, bracing, foot placement etc. during the actual movement, but when it came to unracking the bar, my only thought was to get the bar out of the rack without dying. Hopefully, I can save some of you from making the same mistakes I have.