Alright /fit/, I'm sure you all know the most popular variations of the squat. The three most common being the front squat, the high bar squat, and the low bar squat.
But now, I would like to introduce you to...
The LOWER bar squat.
Yes, the lower bar squat. Note the chambered rack position and lower placement on the back.
Allow me to show you an angled view as a better demonstration. The new squat position shows a clear benefit in back position, having a more upright torso. The hips and much more open compared to their variants, providing a greater stretch reflex coming out of the hole.
And now a view from the back.
Note the position of the bar against the back. The lower position has an added benefit of increasing the amount of pressure on the spine. As any experienced lifter can attest to, the increased pressure in conjunction with the valsalva maneuver will produce a greater amount of intraabdominal pressure and therefore greater stability.
Yes, the lower bar squat. Clearly a tool of champions, efficient in it's design from the chambered position of the bar to the freedom of an open groin while squatting.
As the picture demonstrates, the foot position necessary for a full ROM lower bar squat is wider than the average squat. The angle in which the feet must be spread from neutral is at minimum 45 degrees.