Bar placement for squats

Discussion in 'Fitness & Nutrition' started by disblohs, Apr 14, 2005.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. disblohs

    disblohs I can't shake this little feeling I'll never get a

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2004
    Messages:
    3,875
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Spartanburg, SC
    where is the bar supposed to sit when i'm doing squats? i'm fairly certain i have it in the right spot, but i want to make sure. also, is it normal for bruising to occur where the bar makes contact? i remember christophers saying that people generally need it lower than they have it naturally, so i've been trying to keep it as low as i can.
     
  2. disblohs

    disblohs I can't shake this little feeling I'll never get a

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2004
    Messages:
    3,875
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Spartanburg, SC
    same for good mornings?
     
  3. Alt+F4

    Alt+F4 official OT hockey stud

    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2001
    Messages:
    3,790
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Manchester, NH
    I love mine low low on my traps. I used to have it almost on top of my shoulders and it would bruise the shit out of my neck, but now it's fine.
     
  4. giblit

    giblit OT Supporter

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2003
    Messages:
    1,910
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    arcata ca
    i put the bar on the lower part of the traps, altho i dont get bruising.
     
  5. EE CUMMINGS

    EE CUMMINGS aka RobHuang

    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2001
    Messages:
    56,493
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    LA, CA
    weird, i put it on my neck.

    :hs:
     
  6. antihero

    antihero OT Supporter

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2002
    Messages:
    14,236
    Likes Received:
    10
    Location:
    NYC
    once i learned where to put it, i no longer get any bruising or abrasion. I squat 315 or so... if you arnt putting up a lot more then that and you are messing up your back you are doing it wrong. if you are messing up your neck, you are definitely doing it wrong
     
  7. DoublasM2

    DoublasM2 New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2003
    Messages:
    2,845
    Likes Received:
    0
    anyone use that safety squat bar :dunno: with the handles out front that christophers mentioned?

    I'd love to try it out but my gym doesn't have it :hs: looks like it would take a whole lot of strain off the shoulders
     
  8. Bobert

    Bobert OT Supporter

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2004
    Messages:
    26,585
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    !Chicago/Boston
    My gym has one but it looks like somebody made it in their garage. I'll eventually try it.
     
  9. Atenza6i

    Atenza6i New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2004
    Messages:
    1,206
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    VA
    i start with 365 as my starting set, and i get bruises after my entire workout. esp after goin up to 405 for my last set...

    dam i love squats. unfortunately today is back/bi day.
     
  10. Bobert

    Bobert OT Supporter

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2004
    Messages:
    26,585
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    !Chicago/Boston
    :wtf:
     
  11. Atenza6i

    Atenza6i New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2004
    Messages:
    1,206
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    VA
    oops, wasn't paying attention while typing.

    i start with 315 as a first set, then go to 365, and move on up and eventually get to 405 as my last set.
     
  12. Atenza6i

    Atenza6i New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2004
    Messages:
    1,206
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    VA
    i only get it after not having squatted for a while. like weeks at a time.

    ibthatshouldneverhappen

    sorry, was involved in a car accident...back hurt like a (#&@#@
     
  13. Bobert

    Bobert OT Supporter

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2004
    Messages:
    26,585
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    !Chicago/Boston
    You don't warmup for squats? you just jump right into the 315? :eek3::hsugh:
     
  14. Atenza6i

    Atenza6i New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2004
    Messages:
    1,206
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    VA
    uh, i jog for a minute or so to get the blood flowing, stretch, and i get into 315.

    i don't see whats so wrong with jumping into 315.
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page