Mark Rippetoe on Squat Bar Positions. This is another valuable lesson.
He covers everything you probably ever want to know about proper grip for low-bar squat.
- all of the weight of the bar is on the body, not the arms.
- lowest point where the bar can stabily be carried
- wrists and elbows not under the bar (elbows up!, thumbs don’t wrap the bar -> no wrist flexion)
- grip width – narrowest, tightest grip grip that lets you keep the elbows up
- dropping elbows usually cause thoracic flexion
If the bar sitting at base of the traps or the top of the posterior deltoids, then the bar is in the right place.
More: an explanation of the difference between low bar vs. high bar squats.
Mark Rippetoe on the Squat Bar Position is a post by Gregor Winter from All Things Gym.