Lets’ face it! A proper front rack position is of utmost importance for CrossFit and Olympic Weightlifting alike. And many of us struggle with it. That is a fact!
The inability to get into a good rack position affects your ability to effectively clean, front squat, press or jerks a barbell overhead.
The proper rack position is described as having the barbell rest on the deltoid (shoulder), fingertips resting on the barbell, and elbows pointing straight ahead. It requires: thoracic spine mobility, and flexibility in the shoulders, elbows and wrists.
Please click on the “FrontRack” PDF-Link below for an exercise program that I created that will help you achieve and maintain a better posture when performing the many varied positions requiring the front rack position.
For additional information please see the videos below. Kelly Starrett does an amazing job addressing Front Rack Problems.
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