Transitioning from a High Bar Squat to a Lower Bar Squat. Also Front Squats and More in the Home Garage Gym.
I am currently in an "off-season" phase focused on putting on some serious bodyweight while still getting stronger. I'm also raising an amazing infant boy, while still working, training and living life. My next competition will be the USS National Championship in late June where I'll be competing in the 220# class.
Wednesday I decided to hit squats at home during my lunch break. I also am playing around with my technique a little bit. No major changes, just playing with the bar position. I used to squat fairly high bar and it's always worked well for me. Since the back squat is rarely a strongman event (1 out of 25 competitions I've been in has had a squat event and it was in another country) I use it more for GPP. It's not a competition lift. On that same note, lately I've came to realize that my squat sucks pretty bad. I also haven't put much emphasis on it either. So it's time to do that. Plus no one ever got worse from getting stronger in the squat. My hips, glues and hamstrings are much stronger than they were a few years back. So I'm playing with my technique a bit to recruit these muscles a bit more and less quad. Everything felt good and I'm liking the transition so far.
A. Back Squat
B. Front Squat
C. Good Mornings
3 sets of 12