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Thread: high bar vs. low bar

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    Senior Member unshift's Avatar
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    high bar vs. low bar

    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?

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    Bespoke Super Mod
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    Hertfordshire and London, England
    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
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