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.

  • No early arm bend.
  • Hook grip.
  • Receive bar just above parallel.
  • Finishing the pull.
  • Active shoulders.
  • Shoulders not rolling forwards.
  • Heels down in squat.
  • Knees not falling in in squat.
  • No rounding of the lower back in squat.
  • No excessive foot turn-out in squat.
  • Upright torso in squat.