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#FBF #flashbackfriday . | COACHING CUE | . Grocery bag / Car door – “Imagine your arms are full with a bag of groceries and you need to close the car door with your rear.” . This cue can be used to teach the athlete to lead into the squat by sending their hips back, while keeping the chest up. . Why is this cue important? . 🗝 HIPS INITIALLY GO BACK: Before descending, the hips and knees must unlock. 🗝 CHEST STAYS UP: Keeping the chest up helps the athlete maintain the lumbar curve throughout the squat. . I hope you found this valuable. If so, #repost or tag someone who needs to see it.
I saw this post the other day and thought it was a great way to visualize the coaching cue I give all the time “Hips back, chest up”. Our squat and deadlift both start with the hips back movement … so next time you squat imagine your arms are loaded and you have to close your car door. What do you do? Use you hips and send them straight back!
Today’s Strength Focus
1/2 Turkish Get Up 4 set of 4 reps each side
Barbell Deadlift 4 sets of 8 reps
Complete 6 rounds
6 burpees (can be scaled to 2 or 4)
6 pull-up or ring rows
6 sumo deadlift
6 shoulder to over head
6 air squats