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gregg leurs
04-30-2014, 06:23 AM
I am intending to transition from low bar to high bar squats and take up olympic lifting. I would like to become a HS strength and conditioning coach, and feel that high bar will be much easier to teach to athletes. i value technique too much, and my athletes would progress much slower learning something as technical as low bar.

That said, high bar is hardly a joke. It has its own unique cues--is there a Rippetoe/Starting Strength equivalent type of manual or guide someone could direct me to so that I have a default template? Appreciate any recommendations.

Javier Sanjuan
04-30-2014, 09:23 AM

Greg Everett's book (http://www.catalystathletics.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=41&products_id=155) provides an informative section on why the Olympic squat is beneficial and transferrable, along with how to do them/teaching points. There are also articles he and other guest writers did for his website. You can look them up on this website.

The other part to this that I will add is to execute them on your own and develop your own cues/points that you feel make sense to you. You can also get with a qualified weightlifting coach in the surrounding area to help you through the squat (and the lifts) to learn some cues as well.

Also, if you sign up for his newsletter, he sends out discounts to the book and other items from his website from time to time.

Hope this helps,

Javier Sanjuan
04-30-2014, 03:04 PM

Right on cue, USA Weightlifting shared this article on Facebook: http://ow.ly/wlufh

I wasn't able to open it at work, so I'm unsure of the content, but I'm sure it's relative to your question.

- Javi