starting strength gym
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 18

Thread: First Day Trying Low Bar

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Sep 2023
    Posts
    8

    Default First Day Trying Low Bar

    • starting strength seminar jume 2024
    • starting strength seminar august 2024
    Hi all, newb here wanting to start the program. Would appreciate any feedback on my first time trying low bar. I'm a novice lifter and was doing high bar for a bit but want to start the SS program - I've done a fair bit of reading Rip's material and watching SS videos. I mainly want to check if I'm hitting depth and if the bar is in the right position - it did feel like it wanted to slip down a couple times when I started adding heavier plates. Not sure if I just need to trap it in with my arms more or not. I'm 6'0" @ 177lbs, this set was 105lbs.

    Squat 8/8/23 - YouTube

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    New York
    Posts
    2,018

    Default

    Pretty good, CG. Remember to breathe into your gut, not your chest. See how your chest and the bar move at the top? Work on getting rid of that. Take a big breath into your gut and brace before each rep.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    North Texas
    Posts
    53,640

    Default

    You know that air doesn't go into the gut, right? What does this cue accomplish that "Big Breath" doesn't also do?

  4. #4
    Join Date
    May 2018
    Posts
    1,226

    Default

    Is this a heavy set of 5 for you?

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Sep 2023
    Posts
    8

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Eric Schexnayder View Post
    Is this a heavy set of 5 for you?
    Not really, although I've never squatted heavier than 1 plate and some change. I started to add more weight and felt the bar start to want to slide down my back so I racked it. I'm wondering if that's a grip issue or if the bar is a smidge too low, or something else. One of the reasons I wanted to post a vid here.

    I noticed the earlier mentioned shoulder shrug thing as well. Definitely want to work on that as I don't see that going well with heavier load in the future.

    Appreciate the replies so far guys.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    New York
    Posts
    2,018

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Rippetoe View Post
    You know that air doesn't go into the gut, right? What does this cue accomplish that "Big Breath" doesn't also do?
    Yes, I understand. For some reason, stating it this way has helped me communicate the difference to lifters who demonstrate CG’s issue - but I know it’s not accurate in the literal sense. Maybe there’s a better way to get that point across.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    North Texas
    Posts
    53,640

    Default

    I like "Big Air." Keeps me from saying stupid things.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    May 2018
    Posts
    1,226

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by CGtheEE View Post
    Not really, although I've never squatted heavier than 1 plate and some change. I started to add more weight and felt the bar start to want to slide down my back so I racked it. I'm wondering if that's a grip issue or if the bar is a smidge too low, or something else. One of the reasons I wanted to post a vid here.

    I noticed the earlier mentioned shoulder shrug thing as well. Definitely want to work on that as I don't see that going well with heavier load in the future.

    Appreciate the replies so far guys.
    From what I can see the bar looks to be in the right spot. Can you narrow your grip more?

    Good form is easy to display with minimal loading. If you want a proper form check, we need to see a set of 5 that is difficult. Preferably one that is heavy and one where you are fatigued, i.e. your last set of 5.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Feb 2020
    Posts
    2,439

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by CGtheEE View Post
    Not really, although I've never squatted heavier than 1 plate and some change. I started to add more weight and felt the bar start to want to slide down my back so I racked it. I'm wondering if that's a grip issue or if the bar is a smidge too low, or something else. One of the reasons I wanted to post a vid here.

    I noticed the earlier mentioned shoulder shrug thing as well. Definitely want to work on that as I don't see that going well with heavier load in the future.

    Appreciate the replies so far guys.
    The bar is exactly where it is supposed to be. Lean over more.

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Sep 2023
    Posts
    8

    Default

    starting strength coach development program
    Quote Originally Posted by Eric Schexnayder View Post
    From what I can see the bar looks to be in the right spot. Can you narrow your grip more?

    Good form is easy to display with minimal loading. If you want a proper form check, we need to see a set of 5 that is difficult. Preferably one that is heavy and one where you are fatigued, i.e. your last set of 5.
    Fair point, thank you. Need to try out a narrower grip and focus on neutral wrist.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jovan Dragisic View Post
    The bar is exactly where it is supposed to be. Lean over more.
    Thanks, when you say lean over more - do you mean at the top before the descent or during the actual squat, or both?

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •