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 High bar squat or low bar squat: which is better for athletes?
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Is the high bar or low bar squat of better benefit to the athlete on your guys opinion? I'm specifically a basketball player so which is better for me?
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Both are about the same for making gains. But imo low bar squats are safer on your back. I would suggest box squats for basketball players over either though. Look up Louie Simmons box squats. IMO that is the best for vertical and quickness.
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I've read high because the learning curve is less steep. I personally high bar squat.
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Illuminati said:
I've read high because the learning curve is less steep. I personally high bar squat.
doesnt that means it's just easier to learn?
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front squat
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So many different opinions. I guess the real answer is what works best for me
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Do em all and do em sum more
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I do both but I prefer high bar for more vastus lateralis development and low bar squat for strengthening my posterior chain. With that said, my advice is to do both.
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niceguy954 said:
front squat
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H-o-f-f-a said:
Truff

Yo I may have to try front squats for now. Hurt my back the other day. You think its okay to substitute front squats for back squats if Im doing SL 5x5?
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^decrease the weight when you switch to front squats...
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Yeah ima start off light so I could get the form down. Never tried it before
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But would it be okay if I'm doing SL 5x5
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Which bar placement puts less stress on the back though? And can you tell me the mechanics to back it up?
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ajymerced said:
But would it be okay if I'm doing SL 5x5
i don't see why not..but I don't do SL 5x5 I do 5/3/1
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fu*k both them

i do front squats
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front squats beat them both....
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everybody on these front squats. i want to try them front squats but man i dont see how dude holds the bar in that video. im tall with long arms and that seems impossible for me unless i cross my arms on top of the bar.
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SpyDa said:
everybody on these front squats. i want to try them front squats but man i dont see how dude holds the bar in that video. im tall with long arms and that seems impossible for me unless i cross my arms on top of the bar.
practice and step your core game up..good core won't let it roll off your
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niceguy954 said:
practice and step your core game up..good core won't let it roll off your
not really core strength im concerned about i cant bend my arms like that. guess im not flexible.

I'd have to rest it on the top of my shoulder's and cross my arms an make an X on top of the bar. I dont know if thats fine or not.


nevermind i found it @ 1:38. dude said thats not good. I need to buy some wrist wraps. Because I feel like i'm not holding it right like @ 2:45sec when I do that it's uncomfortable on my arms.


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