I have always been squatting “High Bar” and didn’t know that such thing as “Low Bar” existed until I read stuff on the internet. I just put the bar on my shoulders and squatted.
Now I read starting strength by Mark Rippetoe and I am currently trying to learn “low bar” squatting the way he teaches it in the book.
Then I noticed that there are some major differences to your suggestions from the 2nd edtition.
Do you personally place the bar on your traps or your rear delts?
I ask because you advise your readers to pull your ellbows under the bar while in Starting Strength Mark Rippetoe states that it is very important to have ellbows behind the bar so that the weight is carried by your back only and nothing is transferred into your ellbows. Pulling your ellbows under the bar would mean that you have to put the bar on your traps, is that correct? (Making it rather a ‘high bar’ position)
When it comes to whether one puts his thumbs around the bar or not; Mark Rippetoe says lifters must not put it around as otherwise some of the load will be transferred to the wrist. Putting thumbs around means you have to put the bar on the traps, right?
These questions might sound pretty stupid but I’m just curious what you think about it. Maybe you got some time to answer, would be much appreciated.