I’m always surprised how much a good lifting technique cue helps make a lift easier or safer even if the cue seems totally random or unrelated to the movement before I try it.
So let’s get a list of helpful technique cues going.
-Spread the floor when you squat.
-Try to Press the bar up when you back squat (helps elbow position).
-Try to rip the bar apart when you’re benching
-Push your elbows up when Front Squatting
-Push your knees out when you’re coming out of the hole
-Pull the bar to your chest on chin-ups
I’d be interested to know what other helpful technique cues are out there. If you’ve got any incorrect cues that you think need debunking, sharing those would help out too.
I’m not really looking for an anatomical breakdown of every lift. I’d rather just see some helpful 1-liners that are good for yelling at training partners.