Coach Eric and Coach Lonnie explain and demonstrate setup and proper use of the safety pins in the squat rack.

The most common mistake when failing a squat is dumping the bar forward when it gets too heavy. And if you like the back of your head, we don't recommend doing this.

The second most common way to fail a squat that we see is once the bar gets a little bit too heavy lift he looks for the pins, and then bails forward. This is terrible for the knees.

So with no weight on the bar, first we can do a few unloaded squats, get all the way down to depth, and we can figure out where to set those safety pins, and setting your proper pin heights.

It's pretty simple, go to the lowest point of your squat and set those pins about two to three settings below the bottom part of your squat. Make sure you do that on each side and that the pins are at even levels

So, now the pins are placed. It looks like we got the right height. Let's try a repetition or two, and see where we're at.

See what a fail looks like now. So the weight gets a little bit too heavy sink down, pin saved the day exit forward.

Congrats.  You've already taken the first step to feeling stronger, fitter and happier. 

Here's the cool thing about lifting weights and our small group personal training program: 

Life becomes easier

Almost everything is easier when you are stronger. Carrying shopping bags, climbing stairs, moving furniture and all sorts of everyday activities.  Plus, if you're into martial arts, the carryover is amazing.

I'd like for you to swing by and test drive our barbell classes.  You'll get to check out the facility, meet some of the great folks here and chat about your goals with our strength Coach, Eric Duong. 

In just a few months, you'll see more real strength gains working with him than in years of trying to figure it out on your own.  

Let's find out if we can help you reach your goals and take your strength and fitness to the next level. 

All of our new small-group clients start the same way, with our Quick Start Program  It's three small group personal training sessions with Coach Eric. 

Here's what's included:

  • Orientation on all the equipment
  • 3 Small Group Personal Training Sessions
  • Test-Drive the program and see what the DG Community is all about
  • Goals Assessment and Program Design
  • Chance to meet the instructors, see the facility, and make sure it will be a great fit!

All of this for just $69

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