Hey guys, my first post here!
I would like some help with my back squat, here’s the video:
I’ve been training for a while (sadly), always had a bunch of setbacks so I haven’t really gotten past the beginner stage yet (lots of those setbacks were my own fault (diet!)). I am now coming back to training after being out for about 2,5 months because of a bitch of a shoulder injury (which I got from playing paddle (some kind of tennis) a few times). After being out for so long I decided to start all over again at really low weights for everything. I’m on a version of Greyskull LP. The set in the video is 65kg (145lb) (like I said, LOW weights…). I just started this week (squatting 3x a week for the first few weeks).
There are a few reasons why I chose to do high bar squat, the main one being that low bar just never quite clicked with me. I managed some weight with low bar, but I was using more hips than anything else. Another reason is that I would like to get more into weightlifting. Finally, high bar feels much more natural to me.
Still I’m not quite sure how exactly the HB squat should be executed. I’ve found that the internet provides loads of information on the LB squat, but almost nothing on the HB squat. The descriptions i did find are very contradictory. Therefore, I would also like to ask the HB squatters/olympic lifters on this forum some tips on how to HB squat: do you bend at the knees first, or the hips? Do you pay attention to using hip drive? or do the quads initiate out of the bottom? Hips back or hips straight down? etc…
I hope you guys can help me, i’d really appreciate it! (sorry for the long post…)