Re: Rippetoe Squatting
Rip describes the squat he teaches as an athletic squat; it's low bar placement, but the stance is in between a powerlifter's and the narrow olympic style. It uses the posterior chain heavily, yet also uses the quads. Rip advocates getting strong, not necessarily lifting more weight, and this squat uses more muscles than the powerlifting style, having some forward knee movement for the quads, yet more hamstring and adductor involvement than the narrow, ATG olympic style. Rip goes into detail as to why most O-lifters would benefit from this style of back squat over the high bar ATG style, especially considering the similarities between that squat and the front squat.