Am I Holding The BB Correctly?

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  1. RalphL

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    When ever I do squats, the back of my neck where the bar is resting starts to hurt before i can finish my set. I have to put the bar down and stop before my legs start getting remotely tired. Am I holding the bar correctly, or is this normal?
     
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    the bar shouldn't rest on ur neck..
     
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    what he said... less neck, more shoulders. Now, go forth and get hyooge.
     
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    where the red mark is..

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    at least yours stick out past the love handles
     
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    How upright does your back stay with the bar there? I can't seem to stay upright at all without the bar trying to slide right off my back.
     
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    thanks. I cant really tell from the picture on exrx and i dont think ive ever seen anyone at my gym do squats.
     
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    my upper back stays pretty much perpendicular with the ground
     
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    i tried low bar once and i had to do a semi good morning to keep it from rolling off, perhaps i just have no upper back mass
     
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    That bar placement in the picture is much too low for me. I put it up probably two inches or so - but under where the neck and back meet. It would slide down my back at that level.
     
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    that's a tough lookin back fatdude, much respect
     
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    agreed that looks a a couple inches lower than where i put it
     
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    when your shoulders are opulled back it helps too, and an inch or two higher would not be that bad
    That picture may have been taken after doing good mornings that day too, i dont remember, the idea to remember is that you should use your upper back and soem shoulder to support the bar, not your neck
     
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    Agreed. Shoulders and back, not neck. :)
     
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    nice bacne
     
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    I used a pad for the longest time, but as long as I keep it just below the C7 vertebrae (it's the really obvious one you can feel if you tilt your head forward), I'm fine without it.
     
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    shut up faggot
     
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    suck a cock fucking faggot!!!!

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    roid rage at it's finest.
     
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    Post pics of your back or GTFO
     
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