So, I’m a Rippetoe guy - I don’t think he walks on water, realize there are valid opposing views, but I like his takes on shit. I did SS, ran out my LP - sort of, didn’t eat - hired a SS coach, gained 15 pounds in so many weeks (half GOMAD, half beer) and was happy with the results.
I work out at an old school gym owned by a chiropractor, about 5’8", and in very good shape. I saw a dude in there with his kid in the squat rack, and the kid was squatting close to depth, but was looking at the ceiling. I thought about saying something to the guy, you know, he should be looking at the floor four or five feet in front, just like Rip says. But, I know I’m a complete newb, so I ask the owner, “Shouldn’t he be looking at the floor, not the ceiling?”
Joe, the owner/chiropractor tells me that he probably shouldn’t be looking at the ceiling, but up.
Of course, I was like, “WTF bro, really?”
And then Joe continued - “he’s high bar squatting, you low bar squat, that’s the difference.”
That’s why I keep my fucking yap shut.