Zercher refers to the placement of the barbell during lifts. Hold the bad in the crease of your elbows and squat, deadlift, hold, or carry it. Using the Zercher placement will build the traps, strengthen the core, increase flute and quad recruitment, and improve the overall front squat. Some drawbacks of using the Zercher bar placement is the difficulty breathing, the extreme discomfort of that much weight on your arms, and a rounded back during the deadlift. But practicing this lift and perfecting it will make it a beneficial lift for a lot of athletes! Click the title to see an example of how they should look!