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HOW NOT TO KILL YOURSELF ( STRENGTH TRAINING FOR MASTERS) Part 3 First Change
Squat day change of 2nd Squatting movement
There are many different ways to hold the bar, very good if you can get your elbows high enough to hold the bar in a Olympic clean position (across the front delt’s close to the throat).
If not, like me that’s not an option. All good if you have a GS front Squat Harness but if not, what can you do? Click here for Front Squat Options
The another alternative if those options don’t work is the Zercher Squat. Still an excellent way to fire the posterior chain. It does have it’s share of difficulties to perform as well, mainly being very rough inside of the elbows. A thick bar makes it a lot less painful or wrapping the bar with a thick towel also helps.
Zercher Lift below
2nd benching movement
a 1 2 3 4 count on the way down with a definite stop on the chest and a good push of the chest 3 to 5 reps
Putting in a Block Deadlift ( pulling the weight further) 50 to 100mm is fine and trying not to compromise form.start about 20kg down on your primary deadlift