Workout: Front Squat: 3-3-3-3-3
Accessory: 4×12 Barbell Lateral Lunges
Would you rather try to hold up a bar with a stack of muscle or a stack of bone? Clearly, bone is stronger and more stable. So in order to get your bones stacked, externally rotate your armpits forward and lock out your elbows. We often tell athletes to “show me your armpits” in order to get the elbows externally rotated. In addition, while old-school CrossFit was big on “active traps” and “shrug like crazy”, it’s actually better to not shrug your shoulders to your ears, as it will just cause some internal rotation of your elbows, which is the opposite of what you want in better stabilizing the shoulder to help improve upon your overhead positioning.