Originally Posted by 5kgLifter
I'll ask this here because I am a beginner when it comes to back squats.
This isn't about bar placement or grip width but about the placing of thumbs around or thumbs over the bar.
Does anyone have advice on the thumbs over the barbell placement? Is it safe/safer, in cases of needing to lose the barbell quickly in a crisis scenario etc?
All views appreciated.
I don't use thumbs on the squat it jacks my shoulder out of place. As long as you squeeze the bar hard, I actually pull it into position on my back. I also Squat with a low bar so it has less chance of rolling out any where, gets a little dangerous on explosive high rep sets but I still prefer it. Definitely safer for dumping the bar overhead, but that is very dangerous lol.