My Transition to the High Bar Squat

Posted: January 22, 2014 in My Take
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After about 3 years of only low bar squatting, I decided I wanted to change. Not because one is better than the other. Simply because I was just bored with the low bar squat and wanted to challenge myself to learn a new exercise. I am very please that I have done so. I wish I had learned it earlier. Below are the steps I took in order to High Bar Squat.

  • Foam Roll before every squat session. Especially the calves and the muscles on the front part of the shin.
  • Static Stretch the calf muscles before your workouts.
  • Total Body Dynamic Warm up. Do leg swings and leg abductions and body weight squats as part of warm up.
  • Stretch after every work out. Not long about 5-10 minutes.
  • Always work on form.

I am enjoying the high bar squat so far. I did 10 reps of 135 for 10. And I probably could have done another 5-6 reps.  I feel more in control on the weight when I squat now. I will be sticking to the high bar squat for a while.

Oh look! chicken!

Oh look! chicken!

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