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Holding the Bar In

I’m looking for an in depth article or video or something on holding the bar in “the rack”. I’m having trouble with my push press and front squat.

How, exactly? Without knowing anything else, chances are you have to work on wrist flexibility with your shoulders/elbows up, you have to strengthen your upper back to avoid rounding over and losing the rack, or you have to strengthen your lower back, as bending forward will make it really hard to keep the rack in the front squat.

I don’t have any trouble with rounding my back. The issues might be with wrist flexibility, but I’m not sure. Something just feels awkward about it. I feel like I don’t have control over the bar.