Daily reminder that low bar squats are absolute, utter shit.
The only people who low bar squat are fat ugly nerds, dyel redditors, and those fat fucking "powerlifters" you can smell from across the gym.
Fat sits make you fat as fuck and unathletic. Girls dont even give a fuck about legs and "muh strength". ALso, enjoy your herniated discs.
Do yourself a favor: get some class, get some self respect, and quit being a fucking nerd.
doing a certain lift won't make you fat you fucking mong
>being a 90lb twink
>not being a gorilla with a big ass who can just grab women and carry them away to your skyscraper
all jokes and circle jerks aside im about to get meta.
i dont understand the edgelord mentality where people use their own spare time too create troll post on the internet. do you have nothing else to do? what were you doing when you decided to submit this post?
Low bar front squats are best of all.
Zerchers are dope. Can't do as much weight but it makes a whole lot easier to achieve depth and its a great full body exercise. Its not absolutely necessary but they are a fun exercise.
I might be. His kness go forward a lot but the last bit looks like low bar. I guess it's just a bit harder to tell when its someones 1RM since form isn't always perfect when doing it.
That's fucking Mike Tuchscherer, lad. He's among the best powerlifters in the world.
Knee travel is very much present in low bar squatting as well for most people. Just look at great powerlifters like Jonnie Candito, Brett Gibbs, Josh Hancott, Jesse Norris, Garrett Blevins etc. To find someone with no knee travel is extremely rare.
>Supposed to squat
What does that even mean? The barbell was around before humans and through natural selection the human body has adapted trapezius muscles which perfectly cushion the wild barbell when they squat for nourishment?
There's nothing especially natural about squatting a barbell and a high bar squat doesn't precisely resemble how people rest in the squatting position.
Humans with correct posture, that is
I thought we were talking about, you know, lifting weights?
Yeah, because increasing the weight is the only thing that matters.
But it isn't, you have to be more upright than normal in order to balance the bar, and even if it was, it wouldn't make low bar any better.
When will you idiots realize that you're considering one weight class? Out of the 8 or so classes, maybe 1 is filled with fatties. And also theres lots of fat olympic weight lifters.
Different loading pattern, holding it in front of you makes you use your upper back more.
Also allows for greater depth to be achieved providing some extra posterior chain activation, plus it hits dem biceps mayne.
Alright lets all just do the whatever one lift that allows us to use the most weight. See how that logic is fucking retarded? Whats the point of doing an exercise to measure the strenght of your legs when your back is doing a good deal of the lifting?
Its not supposed to measure the strength of your legs, its meant to measure your ability to put weight up. Thats the entire point of powerlifting, not to even be strong but to lift the fucking weight. If it were to be strong, then why fucking bother using the most mechanically efficient technique?
I'm 2 weeks into SS and I've been doing high bar squats. I recently read SS (the book) and now I'm considering switching to lowbar. My highbar is currently higher than my lowbar by a marginal amount. My lowbar is 200lb and my highbar is 215.
is there a point to switching over to lowbar while I'm only 15lbs behind my highbar? Will the weight I can lift increase at the same rate for each one? Would the lowbar increase faster because the deadlift and lowbar complement eachother? (do they?)
Do high bar squats and steroids and you too can achieve this body
No. I'm not sure you really understand what's meant in my post or even by the phrase 'posterior chain', that or you don't understand why an increased isometric load on the lumbar wouldn't mean there is a lower concentric load on the legs.
>lowbar makes you stronger and lets you lift more
>that's the only reason anyone would want to do it
Damn, you got me, I feel so ashamed now. Really cut me deep there.
>this is what a high-bar advocate looks like
>I also like to sometimes deadlift my squats
>sometimes I press my squats
Bro lowbar squats are not the same as highbar squats, and interchanging them like they're the same is more retarded than either.
Do you really not understand it?
Dude, spend some time on [s4s]. You'll soon realize that all of life is [s4s], and to post unironically is the only thing one could truly cringe at.
Start light and progress naturally. Technically the upper part of the spine should be neutral with the weight - you can zercher less than you can deadlift, if you feel the pressure your t-spine is weak and needs catch up.
for powerlifting: deadlift assistance movement
for strongman: assistance movement for (in decreasing order of importance: conan's wheel, sandbag carry, tire flip, stone lift. I do strongman so axle bar zerchers are my primary squat variant.
for MUHFUNCTIONALSTRENGTH people, like roadies and porters and such: anterior loading as would befit a real-world carry, as in helping move someone
for first responders or anyone who wants conditioning: trains you to work with your diaphragm compressed - really strengthens the abs and ribcage.
Incorrect, see above.
It is also excellent training for banging someone while standing up.
>started eating right and lifting 6 months ago.
>learn low bar squats because sticky talks about how great ss is so might as well listen to the guy made it.
>now people are coming out of the closet and bashing low bar
>6 months wastedo
>never gonna make it
dude as much as /fit/ loves bashing low bar it will give u dat posterior chain better than any other lift, the carryover to deadlift is much higher than a highbar squat. that being said highbar just feels a lot more natural and i cant really see myself doing low bar ever again