CFVP would like to give a big shout out to a couple members of the early morning crew. Jennifer Demertzis and Nicki Kirk have both been working hard. Their progress has been steady and impressive. Keep up the good work ladies.
We would also like to take time to offer a coaching point. Jennifer has gotten to a good position in the front squat. However, there are ways this can be improved. Remember the goal is to have the elbows up as high as possible, which will force the bar into a better rack position. This will allow better stabilization of the thoracic and lumbar spine while allowing for a more upright posture. The bar should be up high right into the throat. It should not cut off your air but you should feel it there. Engage your deltoids up into the bar by elevating the lats and shoulder girdle. Many times the thing preventing the best position is your grip on the bar. While it's more comfortable on the wrists, it's not worth a poor position. By opening the hand and letting the bar slide into the fingertips, she would be able to lift the elbows higher. Lastly, we can see her weight just slightly into the insteps of her feet. By focusing on keeping the knees out she can distribute weight more across the whole foot and heel.