Quality criteria for this movement:

Quality criteria are a series of boxes that must be ticked to ensure good quality, safe, efficient and effective movement. These criteria don’t cover the start, mid and end points of a repetition, but the quality of what happens between these points. For optimal movement patterns, only repetitions that meet these criteria should be counted.

  • Keep shoulder blades squeezed together throughout entire movement (including between reps).
  • Rib cage locked down.
  • Upper arm 30 degrees from sides.
  • Shoulders not shrugged.
  • Posterior pelvic tilt (hips tucked under).