3 Step Squat Set-Up

Squatting (whether a traditional back squat, front squat, or one that utilizes specialty bars) is generally a staple in most training programs. But too often, a lifter will take too many steps to set up once they unrack the bar from the J-hooks. This bad habit not only causes the lifter to lose his/her pre-settings (air and tension), but it also expends far too much energy during the foot-placement.

So, once you are under the bar and your air is set, take only three steps for your set-up. On the first step, allow yourself to clear the hooks. Then, use the second and third step to position yourself in the appropriate squat stance. From there, reset your air and go to town!

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