On a post I put up a few weeks ago about 5/3/1, one response outlined some cues for me to help me increase my bench press. I know it’s difficult to get a thread to the point where there are more than 10 replies, but I’d like to get as many as possible on this one.
What are the best cues you guys use for bench, squat, and deadlift? I train alone most of the time, and good cues help me keep my form solid when there’s no one around to critique me; the problem is that I don’t know a whole lot of cues, so I welcome any and all that you guys have had success with.
I’ll start with my favorite cues:
Wrap the bar around your shins
Tuck your shoulder blades into your buttcrack
Squeeze the bar as tightly as possible
Sit on your heels
That’s all I really think of when I’m in the gym. I know bigger numbers follow better technique. In the powerlifting forum, bigger numbers is the goal for all of us.