Keep Your Hands Close to Your Body for Better Barbell Squats

You probably think about “good form” on the squat as a matter of what your legs, hips, and back are doing. But hand position is important too, as Jen Sinkler demonstrates in this clip.


Keeping your hands close to your body, instead of farther out on the bar, helps to create a more comfortable spot on your back for the bar to rest. This position also helps you to engage muscles that stabilize your torso as you go through the movement.

Unapologetically Powerful Tip: Hand Positioning for the Back Squat | Jen Sinkler



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