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Stronger in 60 Seconds: How to Unrack the Bar for a Bigger Squat

I’ve seen tons of lifts lost from the second the bar leaves the hooks. Mistakes in the unrack lead to problems during the rep. Get started off right with a simple tip on how to unrack the bar for a bigger squat.

 

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? Feet are set behind the bar forcing me into an arched back goodmorning position. I basically have to do a heavy back raise to get the bar out. This is a weaker position and puts undo stress on the low back.

? Midfoot’s under the bar — I have a solid brace in a neutral spine position. I can standup like I’m finishing a squat for a stronger, safer unrack.

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