⭕️ELBOWS & HIGH BAR SQUATS
✅ Have you ever thought about your elbows when you are squatting? How to place them? What is their role? How could they ruin your squats?
✅✅✅ Keeping the elbows neutral (down) is the best / safe way to squat: this is because when you hold your elbows down, the load on the barbell is evenly distributed perpendicular to your body, giving most of the load on your quadriceps and reducing the load on your back.
❌❌❌ When the position of the elbows and the direction of their back, they will push the weight forward, as well as counterclockwise, possibly increasing the tension on the lower back, which can lead to a “fall forward”.
Always keep an eye on your elbows and make sure that you keep them apart and neutral, not back. Of course, many people are very flexible and can maintain a uniform load distribution even with their elbows back, but this does not apply to most of us!