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"I was never able to achieve the rack position for my front squats - mostly due to tightness in my wrists and forearms. Any suggestions on how to resolve?
Thanks Neil for the 5 star review, the encouragement, and super duper question. Danny and I have covered front rack fixes in a previous episode. Be sure to check that out here!
As a Weightlifter the front rack plays a crucial role in my own performance. Without solid positioning your clean will surely suffer, the jerk will be compromised, and training your front squat can be torture. Its also my experience that the more surface area of our hand that you can get under the bar in the front rack the better. In a perfect scenario you should be able to maintain a solid hook grip with the bar in your front rack and rep out your front squats.
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