Many people new to weightlifting find the front squat hard work. The bar chokes them and the elbows are difficult to get high causing the wrists to become painful. For most people a quick fix will be to address shoulder range and lat tightness. These simple movements can be greatly improved in just a few weeks with the right attention to movement limitations.
Please understand that I am not against crossfit apart from 2 areas mentioned below. I have coached out of many crossfit gyms in the UK. I run accreditations that have been attended by crossfit coaches. I have coached at crossfit venues internationally. I have many friends that train crossfit and I know a multitude of respectable and competent coaches that run crossfit venues and help people improve their health. Continue reading →