The Low-Bar Back Squat & Weightlifting
Greg Everett

As the new standard of back squatting within the CrossFit community, Mark Rippetoe’s low-bar back squat is a regular focus of questions in regard to its suitability for Olympic weightlifting. Rippetoe has made clear in the new edition of Starting Strength and elsewhere his belief that the low-bar back squat is more appropriate for weightlifters than the traditional high-bar Olympic back squat. While, as usual, his argument is not without merit, I disagree that the low-bar back squat is app...

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