The question arose this morning regarding whether to look down, straight or upward (not cranking your neck) while squatting in low-bar position. The reason this came up is because I noticed the athlete had forward inclination, compromising the structure of the lift and the lower back during tempo squats.
The athlete mentioned Mark Rippetoe (Starting Strength, 2005) says to look down to build hip drive and power and strength out of the posterior chain. I'm very please the athlete had read Rippetoe. I also appreciated the athlete's respectful approach to my feedback.
I recommended the athlete look straight. The moment they did...