I am trying to learn low bar squat. Today I tried for first time and worked up to 225.
One issue I already notice: my hips are not traveling along a vertical axis (there is horizontal displacement). I was trying not to drive them forward. Any tips/cues for this?
Another trouble I had: very difficult to get hands around the bar AND keep wrists straight (not allowing wrists to bend back). I had to grip wider than normal, pinkies on the 81cm ring. Does this require developing more flexibility?
Here are also two videos of my high bar squat and pistol squat for reference.
Also, I’m not sure if I had the correct bar placement: still might have been too high up on traps. Can you look at the attached picture and tell me if it’s correct? The red marks are where the bar was.