Anyone else get shoulder pain when squatting?

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  1. clover

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    I've recently been doing real squats instead of using machines but the main problem I have is that my shoulders start aching and going numb :ugh:. I think I'm doing it right and I don't think I'm that inflexible, but after a set, it feels I almost tore something.

    I've tried not using your thumb and that helps a bit but are there any shoulder stretches you guys like?
     
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    Nope, I don't get any shoulder pain from back or front squatting. I'm quite flexible though, i.e. my hands can be placed right outside my shoulders on back squats :o

    one suggestion maybe to try shoulder dislocations with a band to warm em' up
     
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    usually gets to me the next day. Doesn't feel too bad while I'm doing it though
     
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    Wider grip on the bar also helps. I just farked up my shoulder today squatting myself actually. FFFFFUUUUUUUUUU
     
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    you're placement and technique most likely needs to be worked on, also work out your traps more.
     
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    shoulders are a problem area for many people. you might want to do a search through the forum there is tons of info here.

    i have never experienced your problem and am no expert but i would suggest to begin/modify your shoulder warmup/stretching before squatting. this thread comes to mind, even though it deals with benching not squatting its worth a read.

    http://forums.offtopic.com/showthread.php?t=4147458

    obviously, if it does not improve over some time you might want to see a physician.
     
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    I get a pain right behind my left shoulder blade, the muscle under neath the blade. you too?
     
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    do more back work and stretch the chest so you can get your shoulders back. Front squat for a while
     
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    Sometimes on heavy (to me) low bar squats.
     
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