High vs. Low Bar Squats

  1. High vs. Low Bar Squats


    Alright so i've always done High bar squats with a relatively wide almost sumo stance, recently i've been stalled and have had some issues with my glute and have though of narrowing my stance and going to low bar as i've read and witnessed the ability to lift more with low bar.

    Whats your experiences with High vs. Low bar any significant changes going from one to the other, is there a prespective learning curve (i assume there would be) and would a slightly narrower stance vs the typical sumo take some stress of the glute?


  2. I prefer a low bar as I get less stress on my lower back and have a much more natural groove. I can also stay tighter. I squat wide as I compete in powerlifting. Narrow would use less hip more then anything. Roll your glutes and start some mobility.

  3. Quote Originally Posted by SweetLou321 View Post
    I prefer a low bar as I get less stress on my lower back and have a much more natural groove. I can also stay tighter. I squat wide as I compete in powerlifting. Narrow would use less hip more then anything. Roll your glutes and start some mobility.
    Thanks good advice, gonna try low bar next time out with a narrower stance hopefully take some stress of my hips and glute. I've been actively foam rolling and doing dynamic warmups and hip mobility exercises for past 2-3 weeks aswell.
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  4. Quote Originally Posted by jumpshot903 View Post
    Thanks good advice, gonna try low bar next time out with a narrower stance hopefully take some stress of my hips and glute. I've been actively foam rolling and doing dynamic warmups and hip mobility exercises for past 2-3 weeks aswell.
    Get a tennis/lacross ball for your glutes. Start squating to a box for a lil to teach and groove squat technique. Make sure your dont have a huge butt dip at the bottom of the lift.

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