I’ve always been training with a low bar squat technique, using the method dictated by Rippetoe. However I have also found this has led me to some inevitable back injuries due to the nature of my body shape. Being 6 ft 3 with very long legs and a short torso has often made it hard for me to squat.
Recently I’ve adopted the high bar squat position where you hold the bar on your traps, not your delts and I’ve felt this has been better for my back than the low bar position, and has evened out the differences in the size of my levers, essentially making my back lever longer. This has helped stop me doing good mornings out of the hole, but I’m always on the quest to find the best technique to suit me so I’d like to hear the experience of similar body shaped lifters. And also try to fine tune my squat.
Currently I do thumbless grip (as advised by Rippetoe)
Bar on traps
Slightly wider than shoulder width stance
Very deep squat
Now I’m curious after reading an article by Dave Tate, as to if I should do box squats instead of normal squats? Would this suit my body type? This would mean returning to the low bar position, taking a much wider stance and reducing my ROM so that i just go below parallel. Any opinions onto which technique i should try?