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Old 08-23-2013, 05:48 PM   #1
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I am finding it a bit hard on my lower back after a few sets of high rep low bar squatting.

Would you recommend moving to high bar for repetition work (8+ reps) or should I still stick with low bar?
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Old 08-30-2013, 10:22 PM   #2
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I am finding it a bit hard on my lower back after a few sets of high rep low bar squatting.

Would you recommend moving to high bar for repetition work (8+ reps) or should I still stick with low bar?
If your little mini bio is correct and your only in your first year of training, Pick the position on the bar that is most comfortable. I like squatting down to the ground, and i find that easier high bar, with a bit wider of a stance, tracking my knees etc etc. Low bar makes that harder to do because of the placement. Is wont superior to the other? Realistically? not at our level, if your finding 8+ reps is hard on your lower back, check your form, are you doing an advanced good morning? or squatting? try eating more, or perhaps deloading for a week. As for specific form, Squat comfortably and safely.
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Do less reps/

Squatting for strength does not require reps, it requires heavy weight with good form
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Since I have written this I have had 2 more squat sessions. I have taken some videos on saw when my form breaks and how it breaks. I fail to use my hip flexors on the last few reps and my lower back rounds.

Sometimes I still think if it's my lower back... because I feel the stress after I finish the squat and it's beginning from my hip flexors to the sides of my lower back, really low on my lower back (sides).
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The nature of low bar squats puts a lot of load on the posterior chain. Are you doing deadlifts as well? If the problem is high rep sets only, consider lowering the weight until your back is strong enough to handle heavier weight.
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