I started off doing Starting Strength performing high bar squats. It was a hybrid of sitting back and going as deep as I can(almost ass to grass). I had some really good glute development from doing this. So good, that it looked way out of proportion with my legs. And my ass/quads was always killing me after these squats.
Now, I switched to low bar squat and still use an emphasis on both going deep (past parallel) and sitting back. However, my glutes are losing mass quickly. I don’t feel the glutes during squats anymore, even though my squat actually increased by 15 pounds. Although, I do feel a majority in my hamstrings.
Does a deep high bar squat emphasize glutes more for anybody else?
Is low bar squat mostly hamstring and less glute?
Sounds weird, but really is true in my situation.
I was thinking the ability to go deeper activated my glutes more at the bottom.
All I feel is hamstring in low bar squat and minimal glute.