Hi Coach Thibs,
I’ve looked around the sight but haven’t found exactly what I’m looking for and was wondering if you could help owed to your knowledge and background in Olympic lifting.
I’ve been doing front squats for some time now but have been using the bodybuilding method (arms across shoulders method). I however would like to switch to the Olympic technique as I would like to do Olympic lifts and cleans ect in the future. The problem is that the flexibility in my shoulders, arms and wrist suck apparently.
If I get my upper arms up to parallel my hands/fingers are a good few inches away from my shoulders. Are there any techniques, methods or stretches I can incorporate to fix this problem? I tried the method of putting straps around the bar but this made the bar seem very unstable. Or should I just work on improving the flexibility in my shoulders, arms and wrists/forearms?
Thanks in advance