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    Whenever I post my Low Bar form checks online, I get berated about my elbows sticking out, and them needing to be more down. I'm writing to ask if:

    A) Is this a problem? And if so
    B) What can I do to correct?

    I've made a quick 50 second video showing my Low Bar and High Bar rack position to help illustrate.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lYXm2TBqFUY

  • #2
    In case it's helpful, here is a set of squats:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3r0xBs1GfmE

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Clay View Post
      Whenever I post my Low Bar form checks online, I get berated about my elbows sticking out, and them needing to be more down. I'm writing to ask if:

      A) Is this a problem? And if so
      B) What can I do to correct?
      A: No.
      B: Nothing to correct. Just keep training !

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      • #4
        A: No.
        B: Nothing to correct. Just keep training !
        Eh, I'm usually of this same mindset, but I'm not sure if I agree in this case. Your elbows are pretty significantly flared/upright here. Getting your elbows down and your upper back tighter would probably help your squat be more stable and efficient. Your bar path starts to pitch forward out of the bottom starting on the third rep in the linked video - does it ever feel like the bar is rolling up toward your neck? Maybe not on a set of [email protected] or whatever is shown, but on a harder set with a heavier load?

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        • #5
          No, the opposite. The bar feels like it might roll down my back if I'm not careful. I have very little meat up there to create a shelf for the bar to sit on.

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          • Nate B
            Nate B commented
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            I see. Well, you do seem to be able to maintain that elbow position throughout the rep, so as long as you aren't experiencing any elbow or shoulder pain doing that, then keep at it if that's what allows you to establish the most stable shelf for the bar.

        • #6
          FWIW I've always found LBBS once I get to about 70% or more of max very uncomfortable and stressful on body parts that don't really seem like they should be impacted during a lower body dominant exercise (shoulders, elbows, wrists, etc.). About a year ago I said fuck it and just HBBS--it's far more comfortable for me and I'm pretty sure my elbows aren't missing out on juicy LBBS gains.

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          • #7
            I've struggled with this quite a bit. Your set looked pretty consistent and more or less comfortable so it may not be an issue for you. FWIW, I've run into trouble keeping my upper back tight at very high (90% and up) intensity, at which point my elbows crank up even higher and the bar wants to shift forward/up. If it's an issue you want to correct, these are the 2 best sources I've come across:

            https://startingstrength.com/article/the-elbow-problem (I know it says SS, but stay long enough to find out who the author is )

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nhzRIBvwhUo (I know this one starts out with Alan "All You Need to Know About the Squat...version 17.2" Thrall, but stay long enough to find out who the video actually features )

            For the record, I'm a huge Alan Thrall fan and would likely watch 17 more videos of him talking about squatting.

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            • #8
              Originally posted by StudentAndrew View Post
              I've struggled with this quite a bit. Your set looked pretty consistent and more or less comfortable so it may not be an issue for you. FWIW, I've run into trouble keeping my upper back tight at very high (90% and up) intensity, at which point my elbows crank up even higher and the bar wants to shift forward/up. If it's an issue you want to correct, these are the 2 best sources I've come across:

              https://startingstrength.com/article/the-elbow-problem (I know it says SS, but stay long enough to find out who the author is )

              https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nhzRIBvwhUo (I know this one starts out with Alan "All You Need to Know About the Squat...version 17.2" Thrall, but stay long enough to find out who the video actually features )

              For the record, I'm a huge Alan Thrall fan and would likely watch 17 more videos of him talking about squatting.
              This was fantastic, thank you so much. I will try the tips Leah presented in the video.

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              • #9
                Originally posted by StudentAndrew View Post
                I've struggled with this quite a bit. Your set looked pretty consistent and more or less comfortable so it may not be an issue for you. FWIW, I've run into trouble keeping my upper back tight at very high (90% and up) intensity, at which point my elbows crank up even higher and the bar wants to shift forward/up. If it's an issue you want to correct, these are the 2 best sources I've come across:

                https://startingstrength.com/article/the-elbow-problem (I know it says SS, but stay long enough to find out who the author is )

                https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nhzRIBvwhUo (I know this one starts out with Alan "All You Need to Know About the Squat...version 17.2" Thrall, but stay long enough to find out who the video actually features )

                For the record, I'm a huge Alan Thrall fan and would likely watch 17 more videos of him talking about squatting.
                I just wanted to give an update and give A HUGE THANK YOU for this post. It was exactly the solution!!! Please see the my latest set of squats with the fixed elbow position. It took some time to get it down, but it is now so comfortable and feels much better!!

                Squat Talon Grip (chicken wings fixed!) https://imgur.com/a/yEea1qX

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                • StudentAndrew
                  StudentAndrew commented
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                  Awesome! It feels great to point someone else in the right direction after lurking/sifting/benefitting from countless bits of advice.

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