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    Form Check: Low Bar Squat Position

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    Hi all,

    I'm just in my second week of Starting Strength and 'm suspecting I haven't had the bar low enough on my back. I've been looking at videos and pictures, but until I can feel the right spot on my own back, I think I'll struggle with repeating it. Can anyone in the know take a look at the picture below and tell me if this is low enough? Basically, I went to where I had been placing the bar and then tried to drop it another inch or so down the back. So, this bar position is lower than what I was doing, but I'm thinking it's where I need to be. Thoughts? Thanks for all your help. (P.S. Sorry it's sideways)

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    It works better if you host the image of the site and link to it. That way you don't have to wait on the moderators to approve it.
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    Bar location looks fine, you should try to get your hands on top of the bar. You want to pin the bar to your back, not hold it up with your arms.

    Use a thumbless grip. You aren't supporting the bar with your hands. You're holding the bar DOWN against your back. Your wrist should NOT bend in either direction. It should be a straight line from your forearm across the wrist onto your hand.
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