Olympic style front squats

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    dmaestro New Member

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    Anyway to do this without having huge amounts of pain in the wrists?

    I don't like having my arms crossed because it restricts my breathing too much. Olympic style is torture on my wrists, but I love the movement.

    tips?
     
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    It takes awhile to get used to. You might just not be flexible enough yet. Start with light weight. Be sure that the bar is resting on your shoulders, not your wrists. The wrists should only be used for balance. Took me about a month to get it down right.
     
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    Yeah, I am thinking my flexibility is a huge issue. I tried resting the bar on my front delt area, but I have to push my back in a wierd angle because my front deltoids are too small :mamoru:
     
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    When doing them, I only have three of my fingers partially around the bar.
     
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    Try shrugging your shoulders up.
     
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    that's how i do it
     
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    before you start your sets try gripping the bar with the olympic style grip for front squats with one hand and push the elbow of that same arm forward and up far as you can comfortably and hold the stretch for about 20 secs, maintain a full grip on the bar as you are doing this (not just several fingers) Then switch to the other arm and repeat. This will stretch out those muscles that are limiting your flexibility to hold the bar properly in the olympic style front squat position
     
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    That's because we don't have flimsy wrists like....:greddy:

    ;)
     
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    actually we both have very small wrists. but don't tell anyone :o
     
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    Thanks. Gonna give that a try next time (probably tommorow). I didn't know it was important to get a solid grip for front squats.
     
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    sweet, ill give that a shot this week :bigthumb:
     
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    its not that the full grip is necessary, especially if you are doing front squats exclusively, but if you are cleaning the weight to your shoulders, you are in a much better position to jerk it if you are able to (that is, flexible enough)maintain a full grip on the bar...this stretch should help you achieve that
     
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