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Common mistakes in the squat, bench and deadlift

5 Common Squat Mistakes

  1. Setting the rack too high
  2. Doing too many mobility exercises
  3. Walking the bar forward out of the rack
  4. Not tucking your elbows
  5. Not getting a tight upper back

5 Common Bench Mistakes

  1. Not getting tight
  2. Pushing elbows wide like a bodybuilder
  3. No leg drive
  4. Setting the rack too low
  5. Not keeping your wrist/ arms in line

5 Common Deadlift Mistakes

  1. Not taking the slack out of the bar
  2. Setting their grip too wide
  3. Not committing to the pull
  4. Slowing down after breaking the floor
  5. Wearing shoes/ runners with a soft heel

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