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.

  • Shoulder blades remain retracted (together) throughout.
  • Bar contact with ribs, not chest.
  • Elbows 30 degrees from sides.