Originally Posted by Khayembii Communique
The further the bar is from your feet, the more you are using your back and arms. Sounds like proper bar positioning is causing a rounded back due to improper form?
Let me do a shoe diagram:
The left image is how I would start with the "proper" foot position. What happens is that with my shins straight, I can't sit back, and my back is forced at a low angle/curved for me to be able to grab the bar.
The right image is how I would start with my feet further back. Giving me more space to bend my knees allows my hips to get lower and gets my back in a more correct position.