Originally Posted by KD5NFW
Thanks Paradox! The vid helped a lot with what you were saying. I have a hard time with depth, and it seems when I break at the hips first, I start to lean a little forward from the very beginning. I would also note that I high bar squat to try to help with the leaning issue.
Dude, I had the same problem. It got to a point where I couldn't really even get to depth by sitting back. Not real depth at least
I got the olympic shoes, starting sitting down, and now depth isn't an issue at all.
As for forward leaning, bar placement does play a huge role. I still squat with a relatively low bar (more "medium" not anything) and have a slight lean. You'll notice the guy in the video does have a lean. In my opinion, forward leans to that extent are fine in PL. However, high bar is great, has better carry over to olympic lifting, and in my opinion just looks better. Glad I could help a bit.
Another bit I might add for bringing your squat up. If you're going to switch to this style, focus on your front squat a little bit as well. What is your front squat number compared to back squat?