>Low bar squat
>10 inch ROM bench
Powerlifting has been a plague for strength training...
Was arguing with a fat powerlifter yesterday and he wouldn't admit that a 200 kg high bar squat is waaaay stronger than a 200 low bar squat
What do you think /fit/ ?
Powerlifting is a sport where you test specific movements. You can train for that however you see fit, but permitting low bar and sumo in competition helps to make judging more objective.
I see no problem with training these movements, and lifters at high levels put up heavy ass weight.
Denying that moving the same wegiht high bar is more difficult is stupid though, I agree.
As dyel as u m8
I can't go in such a deep suqt as in OP pic ? What do I have to work on (mobility wise) ? Glutes ? Hamstrings ? Ankles ?
I can't touch my feet with straigth legs when I'm standing... Even if I stretch for 30 min after each training... Never have been able to, even when I was 10 yo
>high bar squat stronger than same weight low bar
But that makes no sense, they are different movements. If you train high bar you'll be stronger at high bar. If you made an oly lifter squat low bar I can guarantee it would not be as good as his high bar. It's all about specificity.
>sumo is easier
When will this meme die? It's a legitimate lift and has its advantages and disadvantages when compared with conventional. I even dl conventional but this sumo hate is annoying.
a 4 plates highbar squat is way harder to achieve than a 4 plates lowbar squat. How can you even compare the two ?
A low bar squat to paralelle shows 0 athletic ability.
I agree with you with sumo. It's all the faggots who thinks they pull like KK and "round there upper back" that are just too weak to deadlift with a correct form. I know that because I pulled 230 with a disgusting form and my max with a fixed scapula is only 4 plates. God I'm ashamed I used to train with such a pathetic form
Depth was never specified, I'm talking assuming they're the same depth. Parallel for me is defined as depth according the the ipf.
If we're talking high bar actual atg like an oly lifter then yeah, compared to an ipf low bar I would agree.
>can't lowbar so squat highbar (185kg)
>Deadlift conventional (240kg). Tried sumo once and it felt odd.
>don't really have an arch
Honestly couldn't give a fuck what others in my weight class (83) do and don't think they're cheating if they do something different to me. They're just using their body to their advantage.
Couldn't give a fuck what
There's this internationally competing weightlifter here in the country who occasionly competes in powerlifting. Saw him get a 10kg increase on his squat from switching to low bar, from 170 to 180kg. This was shortly after Europeans - where he got 3rd place - so I presume he didn't really bother peaking for that particular PL meet.
Tl;dr: you usually get more out of it than you claim.
I don't understand why /fit/ is so obsessed with sumo. It's more technical and more functional then conventional deadlifts imo, and there isn't any inherent benefits in doing it compared to for example arching more in the bench.
>Internationally competing weightlifter
>Squats 180 kgs