Jun 12th, 2013
Author: Mike Minium
K-Star covering the front rack position
You may have noticed that we’ve been doing a lot of clean-and-jerks lately, and for good reason: It’s a great exercise for developing power, coordination, and stability through the shoulder girdle.
That being said, if you don’t get a handle on your front rack position (how you hold the bar on the clean, jerk, and front squat), the clean-and-jerk is going to be a nightmare for you and your wrists (even though it’s not wrist flexibility that’s the issue, believe it or not) and you’ll never lift what your legs and hips are capable of doing.
So get on board with positioning your hands wider on the clean and front squat. And if you’re lacking the mobility to get into the proper position at present, talk to one of the trainers at CFO and get some mobility drills from them. It’s worth the investment in time. Your body will thank you.