With the ability to better utilize more muscles, and move more weight via the low bar back squat, why do we practice the high bar back squat?
The upright position required to execute the high bar back squat correctly is more similar to that of the front or overhead squat, and therefore transfers directly to the clean and snatch. It’s easier to get down to rock bottom with the bar held high, working on depth, and strength through a complete range of motion. This position is also useful for individuals whose shoulder flexibility is still coming along, and may have difficulty getting into the low bar position. While the low bar is great for developing maximum strength, the high bar can help you to better apply that strength through improved technique.
August 3rd, 2010
Skill: Forward Rolls
Strength: High Bar Back Squat 3-3-3-3-3
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Nathan Jokel has volunteered to help with our coordination for the Spartan Race, taking place Saturday, August 28th at Amesbury Sports Park. The event benefits the Home Base Program, and the cost of registration goes up again after August 8th. Please contact Nathan if you’re interested in joining a team from CrossFit Fenway for the race.
Fight Gone Bad has raised more than $2 million in its first four editions. This year LIVESTRONG, Wounded Warrior Project, and the CrossFit Foundation are benefiting from the fundraising efforts. On Saturday, September 25th we’ll be running our heats. Register today, and join the fight as part of the CrossFit Fenway team.
The Sox are still at home Tuesday, so there’s no parking during the evening classes.