Originally Posted by db_ggmm
I think I'm done with low bar squats forever. After doing high bar and front squats almost exclusively the last 6 months, trying to low bar it leaves me leaning way the fuck forward with a collapsed chest and nearly no shelf for the bar. I started with low bar, too, but now I just don't understand them.
by low bar do you mean that the bar is further back on your traps? that's the way i do it ay. I think it's the powerlifting type squat. I find it really difficult to do that olympic style squat.
I like low bar squats because i feel it more in my ass and hamstrings, whereas high bar in my thighs.
The thing is though, i'm getting the feeling that high bar will give more functional strength, because it allows more of an explosive movement rather than relying on the tension in the hamstrings.
Since i'm doing deadlifts anyway, i should probably do high bar squats. It's just kinda difficult to get the technique after having been taught low bar squats. I also think my body proportions favour low bar and posterior chain movements, since i've always had decent lower back strength but puny quads.
Fuck it, i'll do both. just gotta get the technique down.