Strength, flexibility and balance are the primary qualities that determine your athletic ability, but skipping ahead to things you’re not ready for won’t do you any good.
The front rack position of a lift is an important aspect and could determine how successful you are with your lifts. Depending on what lift you are doing, the front rack position may vary. The front rack position for a press or jerk is different than that of a front squat or clean.
Whenever you are performing a lift where you are pulling a bar off of the ground it is important to have a proper set-up. An improper set-up could be the reason that you are failing lifts. When you are setting up for your lift, before you even start to pull the barbell off of the ground, you must make sure that you have proper stance, alignment, and grip.
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Different types of lifts have different set-ups, but those three components of each set-up must be checked off before beginning your lift. Here are some lifts and their proper set-ups:
Stretching is an important part of any exercise program to maintain and improve mobility. There are different types of stretching techniques and it is important to understand the purpose of each type of stretch. Dynamic stretching refers to taking your body through a repetitive range of motion, while static stretching refers to holding your body in a fixed position for a fixed duration. When used properly, both dynamic and static stretching can be beneficial components of your fitness routines.