October 17, 2013
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For several months, I was perfecting my low bar squat (one of the movements you would learn by following the Starting Strength program) and got quite used to it, but recently, I’ve decided to switch to a version of the high bar squat.
In theory, they sound pretty similar, but the motor patterns associated with the two differ significantly. Long story short, because of the difference in these movements, I’ve had to retrain myself.
At first, I had a hard time adjusting to the high bar squat, and because of this, I had to drop the weight significantly just so I could focus on the actual movement and not worry about crushing myself under the heavier weight I was used to with the low bar squat.
Anyway, you must be wondering, “How does this relate to personal style?”