Hand Placement for Squats

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Doing squats is always a bit easier and more effective if you learn how to properly place your hands. Find out about ideal hand placement for squats with help from a longtime certified personal trainer in this free video clip.

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I'm Renee Byrd with Camp Gladiator in Dallas, Texas, and today we're going to talk about proper hand placement when you perform squats. First thing to remember guys, when you see people do this, they're breaking their wrist, that is bad, bad business. What you want to remember is that your wrists are not holding the weight at the bar. Your back is actually holding the weight of the bar. So, your hands and your wrists are just there for balance, purposes for stability, that is it. So, what you want to do is make sure that your wrists and your forearm are lined up. You want to make sure that your elbows are back enough to where your back muscles are engaged, squeezing that bar and holding it into place. Again, I'm Renee Byrd with Camp Gladiator, and we just talked about proper hand placement when performing the squat.


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