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7 Top Reasons why CrossFit Athletes Should Do More Front Squats


A common problem we see with athletes is that their back is rounded when coming up from the front squat.

This can be an indication that they are missing mobility in the thoracic region. By loosening up this area, athletes will be able to rise in a more upright position, thereby allowing them to keep their elbows high and prevent the bar from falling forwards.

A great way to improve thoracic extension mobility is to use a foam roller.

  • Place the foam roller on the floor and lie on it with it just sitting under your middle back.
  • Relax your breath and extend your body until it arches over the foam roller and your arms are touching the floor.
  • Hold this position for 30 seconds before moving the roller up your body.
  • Keep repeating this all the way up to your shoulders.

Thoracic extension mobility Exercises

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