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Low vs High Bar Squatting


#1

I am capable of both, and prefer to use the high bar position, but for health reasons (that are none of your business so don’t worry about it) I need to start low bar squatting. Will I be sacrificing anything by exclusively low bar squatting?

What I"m talking about


#2

No, you will be just fine.

Just make sure you have a hip hinge pattern in your routine. Probably some form of deadlift.


#3

I wouldn’t think so, especially because you can do both.

Hope your health problems which are none of my business get better soon.


#4

Yes you can do both if you share your health problem’s not with us but with your doctor & probably you done it already before putting your question on this forum. So ask this question to your doctor that will be a better guide for you.


#5

Frankly, I dont think anybody should be high bar squatting, too much pressure on the vertebrae. (had a buddy had to get surgery on his neck due to subluxation of a vertebrae) The bar should be across your traps and your traps should be squeezed together.


#6

No, I just recently made the transition and really the only difference is I had to learn to sit back further to not fall forward in the hole.