Tip: ALWAYS hook-grip the bar (holding a barbell by gripping the thumb between the barbell and the fingers), it is the safest method.
2. First pull
Gently pull the bar from the floor to the top of the knee. Once you’ve cleared the knees, try to keep knees back, with a straight back, chest up while feeling tension in the hamstrings.
3. Second pull
Keep your back straight as you move into a power position with a neutral spine and glutes engaged.
4. Third pull
After power position, shrug the shoulders explosively upward getting tall and reaching triple extension. Once triple extension has been achieved get ready to catch.
5. The catch
After fully extending, drop below the bar and catch in the front rack position, think of it as a front squat position.
Breaking down these movements bit by bit can prove to be extremely challenging but exciting. A great way to help break down these movements or any other barbell movements you may need to grasp is by coming to our barbell classes! We have classes once a month to help our athletes understand these difficult movements better and get additional coaching. These classes are coached by our head coach, Mike Leonard and Meredith Reyes. Our next class will be held on December 28th. Class begins at 7:30AM and ends at 9:30AM. Please note that you must register for this class by FRIDAY, December 27th at 5PM. The class will be capped at 12 participants, register soon! We hope to see you there!