Learning to creative active versus passive stability is an important concept for any lifter. Most people create passive stability, meaning they rely on an end-range position or the bar to create tightness (not always a good thing). From a performance and health standpoint, it’s often better to create active stability, where you brace/contract certain muscles to create the tightness needed to produce force.
This week’s Technique Tuesday shows you how to create active versus passive stability in the upper back during the squat. Check it out: