Integrated approach to correcting the high-bar back squat from "excessive forward leaning"

Bishop, Chris ORCID logoORCID: and Turner, Anthony N. ORCID logoORCID: (2017) Integrated approach to correcting the high-bar back squat from "excessive forward leaning". Strength & Conditioning Journal, 39 (6) . pp. 46-53. ISSN 1524-1602 [Article] (doi:10.1519/ssc.0000000000000337)

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The high bar back squat is often considered one of the cornerstones in an athlete’s physical training programme due to its capacity to enhance lower body strength development. However, movement compensations are common with many exhibiting an ‘excessive forward lean’ during their technique. This article aims to outline the potential reasons that may be contributing to this compensation. Furthermore, possible solutions that coaches could consider to remove the excessive forward lean and optimise high bar back squat technique have been offered.

Item Type: Article
Research Areas: A. > School of Science and Technology > London Sport Institute > Strength and Conditioning at the London Sport Institute
Item ID: 22511
Notes on copyright: This is a non-final version of an article published in final form in Bishop, C. & Turner, A., 2017. Integrated Approach to Correcting the High-Bar Back Squat From “Excessive Forward Leaning.” Strength and Conditioning Journal, December 2017 - Volume 39 - Issue 6 - p 46–53. Available at:
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Date Deposited: 15 Sep 2017 15:05
Last Modified: 29 Nov 2022 20:23

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