My lifting partners are still recovering from injury or illness, so I went solo to the gym yesterday. It’s been a while since I’ve done lifting on my own.
- Worked more high bar – In the past, I had avoided this because I don’t like the feeling of the barbell on my traps
- Widened my stance – This technique means that my long leg bones don’t push my butt as far back and subsequently, my torso won’t have to fold as much
- Pausing “in the hole” – Taking a beat at the bottom means that I ensure full depth. It may have been that going low bar has caused me not to go as deep as I should.
Here’s a shot from the front:
And another shot from the side, which reveals that torso is more upright:
I also got feedback from the aforementioned powerlifter and she gave me the thumbs up! Of course, I’ll still play around with high bar and low bar. Personally, I prefer to go low bar, but if my overall form requires high bar, then I’ll have to stick with that!