View Full Version : high bar vs. low bar

09-05-2003, 05:44 PM
what are some of the main differences between high bar and low bar squats?

today i tried low bar on a set of 275 and had to re-rack because my lower back was doing more work than i was used to. did i just have the wrong stance or is it always like that? and if so why would everyone prefer low bar, better posterior chain alignment?

09-06-2003, 06:11 AM
High bar squats tend to place far more emphasis on the quads and use a close stance. They're also known as pulling squats and can be used to assist your dead