You couldn’t have described a worse upper body position if you tried. Elbows hihg pushing the bar into your neck will do nothing but force you forward in particular when fatigued or attempting a limit lift.
How does it push you forward when the reference point from which you are pushing the bar to is actually not below
Per another poster, elbows should be under the bar and it should be pulled down into the back.
Oh my bad, I was actually referring to squatting the kind of weight that pulls itself down, due to gravity.
Listen fuckface. If you don’t know enough about what you are doing to come back to me with something as fucking stupid as that you are on your own.
Had you not tried to be a smartass I may have helped you out. In the gym we laugh at people like you. So contine to regale other gym members with the squat form of a 14 year old girl with no formal coaching.
Just do these guys a favor and stay out of the beginners threads because you’re not helping anybody.
Hang on twat, let’s get mad and throw around grade school names because thats an intelligent rebuttal.
I see what the problem is here though, little dick - big head has a problem with understanding the ergonomics of tensioning the bar in low bar placement squats, also known as “shelfing”.
Did I say anything about holding elbows high? No. Push the bar into the neck? No.
Elbows back and up is proper for low bar placement, ergo working different muscle groups; engaging the erectors more. Do you understand that as a focus of low bar placement?
Since we are recommending low bar placement/power squat technique, hence actually having some weight on the bar, so much in fact that YOU DON’T NEED TO PULL THE BAR DOWN! My mistake though, you can go back to your rudimentary bullshit.
OP, keep your chest up when using this technique. You will feel it more in your lower back and less in your quads as a result. All-the-same, it will help your placement problem.