[quote="bronco"]A more specific question, is it normal to have the elbows as far back as I have? I remember reading to try to keep the elbows almost under the bar, but that was probably related to lowbar squats. Having the elbows back seem to create a really comfy shelf for the bar.
I was wondering the same thing myself.
One of the guys from the Diesel Crew is a hard line "forearms vertical" guy, while Rippetoe and others are the reverse (elbows way up). I'm messing around with switching from lowbar to a squat (hopefully) similar to yours, and everywhere I look they say keep the elbows down, forearms vertical, etc. for that type of squat, but the elbows back enables a tighter back and just feels better for me.
I suppose then its whatever works for you?