bar position for squats...

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  1. grampositivecocci

    grampositivecocci New Member

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    how am I supposed to get the damn thing lower on my back without breaking my wrists?
     
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    Gutrat "GET DOWN..."

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    harsh.
     
  3. D-GUy

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    grow bigger traps?
     
  4. iwishiwascool

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    Use the girlie pad.
     
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    i could always manage more than i felt my back could take, you get used to it and form tends to develop with repetition.
     
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    PurEvl going out gassed and not half assed...

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    i place the bar without a pad or the "stingray" mount, right under my traps, in line with my shoulders. it helps to have your hands as wide as possible, while still having a strong grip on the bar.
     
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    It is with me and everyone I know who does them right. I rest it on my lower traps. If the bar is any lower it would be under my shoulders and be uncomfortable.
     
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    Damn I wish I had pics to try explain this but...

    When you normally are under the bar look at your thumbs, see how they are wrapped underneath the bar?

    If you take your thumbs, and move them so that they are in line with the rest of your fingers, you can move your hands closer and kinda decrease the leverage of the bar some. It seems awkward at first but it works.

    :dunno:
     
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    thats my shitty ms paint drawing of it
     
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    I guess :dunno:
     
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    yeah if it starts to fall back cuz you don't grip it tight, let it fall, you'll get a fucked up wrist if you wrist curl 315 back up off of your shoulder blades after you just caught it from falling :wtc:
     
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    I usually loosely hold onto the collars or sometimes slightly push my hands against the plates, or even hold onto the plates with my hands... if i grip any closer than almost the collars it hurts my wrists too much.. now with my messed up wrist i really can't hold it
     
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    I do this and I am nobody's kind of big.
     
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    I was told by my coach that ideally I shouldnt have to hold it up, but infact pull it in tight. I guess I have to find the right position. I got it lower and boy did my squat form increase by 11ty billion percent....it just hurt
     
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    It's uncomfortable any other way
     
  17. Ilyusha

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    What constitutes a "bigger" individual? Would I need to grip by the collars?
     
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    grampositivecocci New Member

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    I'd say no by looking at your back
     
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    Coo..
     
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    Could be. I just put it where it is comfortable.
     
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    i need to grip far out cause i can't strech to hold it close in....
     
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    hurts me like hell. i normally have to wrap a tshirt around it to prevent it from cutting into my body. i hold it really wide (my flexibility sucks), and wrap wrists around the bar, with my hands touching the plates, and set it lower on my traps, sort of how you hold a broom to do trunck twists.
     
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    i have a pretty big back, so i just set it right under my traps, and grip the bar pretty far, a few inches from the collars.
     
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