If you’re struggling with back squats & front squats or you just want to switch up your squat routine. Zercher Squats are OUTSTANDING !
This squat variations blasts your quads, glutes, and hamstrings while simultaneously reducing compression on the spine.
- Zercher Squats was created in the 1930s by strongman Ed Zercher
- Instead of having the bar on the delts or upper back, the Zercher positions the bar in the crook of the elbows
- Zercher Squats takes pressure off the spine and lower back and recruits the biceps and core as you squat
CAUTION: The bar isn’t comfortable when it’s in the crossing of the elbows. So if you can’t take the pain, I suggest putting a pad or towel on the bar.