Saturday, February 6, 2016

Workout of the Day

A) Low Bar Back Squat Triples
25 min for a 3RM

B) Double KB Walking Lunges – Heavy
3 sets of 12 reps (alternating)
*compare to 12/3/15

Why the Low Bar Squat?

There was a lot of consternation the last time we did low bar back squats, which really are a different movement from the high bar variety. Check out the video below for more differences between the two. This guy can be pretty funny, but he’s also educational. Spoiler alert: he comes down on the side of high bar being better than low bar, but he also talks about the advantages of low bar squatting. I think it’s valuable do both, in addition to our front squats and overhead squats (both of which recruit far more quad muscle than the high bar squat).

If nothing else, remember that you should be able to lift ~10% more in a low bar squat than a high bar squat. More weight = more strength.

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