Where to Grip the Bar on a Back Squat?

by Julianne Russell
USAW Level 2, Head Coach

A lot of athletes wonder where to grip the bar on a back squat? Gripping too narrow can cause the elbows to flare upward, which tips the torso forward in an undesirable manner. Gripping too wide can disengage the lats, which limits your strength in the concentric drive out of the hole.

So how can you improve your back squat? Try this easy fix to your grip positioning and watch your back squat get stronger.

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