Stronger in 60 Seconds: Fixing your elbow position in the squat

Here’s a simple cue to fix your elbow position for a bigger squat.

A video posted by Adam Pine (@adam_pine) on

Pull your elbows in tight to your lats like you’re holding the top of a pull-up.

?✔ On the left, I pull my elbows down, trying to keep them pointed at my glutes. This allows for a proud chest, tight upper back and upright posture.

?❌ On the right, my elbows drift back towards the wall behind me. I lose upper back tightness, my chest caves and I begin to pitch forward.

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