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How to do a Low Bar Back Squat to improve your performance in CrossFit WODS.

Set up for Low Bar Back Squat

  • Start with the feet shoulder-width apart, hands outside the shoulders and the bar held across the top of the shoulder blades.

Points of Performance for Low Bar Back Squat

  • Send your hips back and down while maintaining a good lumbar curve.
  • Knees are tracking over the toes.
  • Descend until the hip crease breaks the plane of the knee.
  • Pushing through your heels, drive your knees out and ascend back to your starting position.
  • A good rep is when the knees and hips are full locked out and open at the top.