CrossFit HQ’s Russell Berger and Pat Sherwood dissect a common problem: athletes who fall backward when learning the air squat.
Longtime CrossFit trainers have seen it more times than they can count: an athlete falls on his butt at the bottom of the air squat.
The hips go back and down, but then the chest falls. When he tries to regain a neutral midline, it’s time for someone to yell “timber!”
But why does it happen? And how can it be fixed?