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High-Bar vs Low-Bar Squat

High-Bar vs Low-Bar Squat

Image Credit: Mark Rippetoe

General guidelines:

Regardless of style chosen, hip drive execution should always be a focus:

The choice between High or Low bar squat style comes down to a few factors: lever lengths, sport specific training (Olympic and Crossfit lifts tend to benefit more from a high bar style whereas powerlifting tends to gravitate to a low bar style), injury status, and ultimately comfort.

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