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Thursday - Front squattin'

Last week was widow makers, this week we are going to work on our front squat. A good, strong front squat is essential for developing your clean. Technique: 5 x 10 Front squat Remember to rack the bar on your shoulders, letting your skeleton take the majority of the weight. Keep your elbows high and your chest proud and remember to breathe properly i.e. do not exhale at the bottom of your squat. Your chest will cave and the bar will travel forward forcing you onto your toes. Workout: Quickie 4 rounds 10 kb swings 10 toes to bar 10 box jumps Your score will be your max set of 10 front squats. Now, here is something interesting that I found. Remember this guy? It is none other than American swimmer Michael Phelps, who has, overall, won 16 Olympic medals—six gold and two bronze at Athens in 2004, and eight gold at Beijing in 2008 and is soon to be competing at London in 2012. Pretty incredible. Even more incredible is the diet of this Olympian. Check it out. Crazy! - Kermatron