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    Squat balance, I noticed something interesting

    Last night I noticed that if I hold the bar about an inch further down my back then my squat feels much more stable. I suppose it moves the centre of gravity towards my heels.

    Just thought that may be a good tip for someone having difficulty with squats.

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    Lower placement of the bar make squatting easier because the bar moves less, you have better leverage. I've always had trouble keeping the bar on my back when I put it lower.
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    Originally posted by DaChickenShowYo
    Lower placement of the bar make squatting easier because the bar moves less,
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    I didn't get that either, but I'm too distracted to get into the argument.
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    *shrugs* whatever.



    (note: shrugs will increase your trap size, shich will help pad the bar)
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    Somethin I've learned from powerlifting.

    Lets think now, if the weight was on the lower part of your back, don't ask me how you'd keep it there, for an exercise like say goodmornings, it you be much easier to move this weight than if it was up on your traps. The ROM is much smaller the farther down your back the bar is.
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    I see what you mean chicken but the ROM is only inches smaller doing it lower on your back. the reason it is easier to balance the bar when under the traps is becuase the bar can sit on the rear delts. If your rear delts are not very big yet your rear delts may not be able to support the bar very good though.
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    um...no matter where you hold the bar for squats, it doesn't matter, you could be squeezing the weight between your thighs, you're still supposed to squat down for the same range of motion.

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    We are talking about the back having a better leverage from the smaller ROM, the actual squat is still the same just not how much your back moves
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    Ya not a huge difference gettin bigger, but guys do anything to get even a few extra pounds come competition time.
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