Chad Smith has part four of this squatting series at Juggernaut. This has been a great series so if you missed any I highly recommend reading all of them especially if you want to improve your squat.
As the Juggernaut Squatapalooza rolls on, check out the first three parts of this series if you’re just tuning in:
Part 1: Setting up for a Huge Squat
Part 2: Dont Get Stapled – How to Make it Through Your Sticking Point
Part 3: 10 Steps to Great Squatting Technique
Which kind of squat is best? That kind of question is where heated internet arguments are born.
I’ll throw in my $.02 and let you know which squatting types I prefer for different sports/goals.
The goal of the squat in powerlifting is simple: lift the most weight. With that in mind, whichever technique allows you to do this is the one you should use. There will be coaches and lifters that argue until they are blue in the face that the low bar squat is king or a certain stance width is best and so on and so on, but the reality of the matter is that the answer is unique to the individual and their own strength and leverages. With that being said, lets take a look at the compilation of lifters below…