So far during your journey here at CrossFit  Magnitude,  you have been exposed to a lot of squatting.  We have performed front squats, overhead squats and back squats (high bar version).  For those of you who don’t know, there is another version of squatting we like to call  the “low bar” back squat.  With out me going into a 30 minute rant about the mechanics, utility, and which will serve you better, I think reading this article below by Justin from 70′ will do you more good than I possibly could.  This is a 10-15 minute read so if you are short on time, print it out and read it, twice, and I will guarantee you will have a great understanding of what the differences are between a high bar and low bar back squat and which will serve you best.  Make sure if you have any mis-understanding what-so-ever regarding the two, to please ask one of your coaches to explain in more detail.

Low bar vs. High bar squatting


January 24, 2013 WOD

Strength – Speed

Snatch pull 7×2 (heaviest possible)


Modified “Helen”

3 rounds for time of:

Bike 1 mile

21 KB swing

12Pull up

Rx – 1.5 pood/1 pood, gear 19

Lv2 – 44/25, gear 18

Lv1 – 1 pood/20, gear 17