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High bar squat or low bar squat: which is better for athletes?


 High bar squat or low bar squat: which is better for athletes?
topic by ajymerced - 11-29-2012, 09:44 AM - Boxden > The BX Gym - Health, Exercise, and Nutrition


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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25 comments for "High bar squat or low bar squat: which is better for athletes?"


 11-29-2012, 12:19 PMonline - #2
bibbyboi 13 heat pts13

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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.
 11-30-2012, 12:04 AMaway - #3
Illuminati 79 heat pts79

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I've read high because the learning curve is less steep. I personally high bar squat.
 11-30-2012, 12:50 AMaway - #4
ajymerced 

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Originally Posted by Illuminati
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?
 11-30-2012, 08:01 AMaway - #5
niceguy954 30 heat pts30

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front squat
 11-30-2012, 08:16 PMaway - #6
ajymerced 

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So many different opinions. I guess the real answer is what works best for me
 11-30-2012, 08:50 PMaway - #7
enetblazin4eva 4 heat pts

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Do em all and do em sum more
 12-01-2012, 02:17 PMaway - #8
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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.
 12-03-2012, 09:44 AMonline - #9
DanBootleg 92 heat pts92

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Originally Posted by niceguy954
front squat
Truff

Why Front Squats Are Better For Athletes - YouTube
 12-06-2012, 10:47 AMaway - #10
ajymerced 

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Originally Posted by H-o-f-f-a
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?
 12-06-2012, 11:07 AMaway - #11
niceguy954 30 heat pts30

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^decrease the weight when you switch to front squats...
 12-06-2012, 11:22 AMaway - #12
ajymerced 

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Yeah ima start off light so I could get the form down. Never tried it before
 12-06-2012, 03:57 PMaway - #13
ajymerced 

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But would it be okay if I'm doing SL 5x5
 12-10-2012, 06:20 PMaway - #14
ajymerced 

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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?
 12-10-2012, 06:57 PMaway - #15
niceguy954 30 heat pts30

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Originally Posted by ajymerced
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
 12-12-2012, 02:33 PMaway - #16
Braz 80 heat pts80

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#### both them

i do front squats
 12-28-2012, 07:27 PMaway - #17
WHAT_THE_ 

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front squats beat them both....
 12-28-2012, 09:42 PMaway - #18
SpyDa 154 heat pts154

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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.
 12-29-2012, 05:45 AMaway - #19
niceguy954 30 heat pts30

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Originally Posted by SpyDa
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
 12-29-2012, 11:08 AMaway - #20
SpyDa 154 heat pts154

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Originally Posted by niceguy954
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.

Front Squat - YouTube
 
 


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