Think Conan the Barbarian Chest

"Conan the Barbarian chest" is a common cue I use to get athletes to engage their lats in weightlifting movements. This is done by emulating Arnold, flaring the lats, extending the spine, pulling the chest through and punching the knuckles downwards.  This forces the bar into correct allignment and helps control the horizontal displacement of the bar.

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