🔥 HIGH BAR VS LOW BAR SQUATS: THE MAIN DIFFERENCES
🚨 Many people have wanted a tutorial series on a low bar squats (since I mostly happen to post high bar related stuff) so there you guys go!
✅ Let’s take a look at the main differences that stand out when comparing a high bar VS a low bar squat.
1️⃣ First of all, the main difference is obviously the way the barbell is placed on us, and how we need to set up around “this” to make both lifts equally efficient.
2️⃣ As we approach the barbell, the High Bar Squats will require us to place it on top of our shoulders/back of the neck, allowing us to keep the torso relatively vertical while still placing the load perpendicularly on our mid foot.
✅ On the other end, if we want to distribute the load on ourselves the same way, with a low bar, we’ll definitely have to lean forward a little – while placing the babell on the muscle shelf created squeezing our shoulderblades back together, on the back of the shoulders.
3️⃣ At the bottom of the exercise, on the High bar squat we’ll still be able to sit vertically. Our knees will travel forward much more, increasing the stress on the quads.
During Low Bar Squats we’ll have to lean forward more (to a degree, based on your anatomy), while pushing the hips back, to keep the weight centered through the reps.
Since hips will be pushed back more, this allows the knees not to travel too much forward, decreasing ankle dorsiflexion.