I have been tinkering with the style of squat in the starting strength book and DVD. I am following all the cues, chest up head down, hands not gripping the bar but resting on it. I am hitting depth and feeling fine. Only problem is I can not take the immense wrist and shoulder pain I get from it.
High bar aggravated my patella, I go so low my ass touches my heels. I get knee pain even squatting light this way but its easy to do and when i warm up extensively the pain is only a small ache in the patella right blow the knee.
Low bar allows me to go to parallel or a few inches below but I don’t feel forced to go so my arse touches my ankles like I do going high bar.
I would like to start training low bar because I feel my hamstrings engaged more and I don’t get knee pain but I am having real problems squatting despite doing tonnes of reps trying to perfect my technique and watching the starting strength DVD over and over.
Really starting to piss me off.