Building strength often gets all the attention when the conversation about lifting weights begins. When focusing on strength, one often-overlooked quality that demands attention too is your position. As a coach I spend a lot of quality time dedicated to building better positions for my athletes.
These are some of the ways to build a better position:
- use pauses
- keep loads lighter to explore end range safely
- perform barbell complexes
- make speed the intent sometimes instead of maximal loading
Here is a workout that will help on form that you can use with other exercises: