Major problem with weight placement on back.

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  1. shitwaffles

    shitwaffles mother fucking timmy

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    My back is pretty boney and trying to do exercises that require me to rest weight on my back results in pinching and pain... Is there any exercises that could bulk my upper back where im supposed to rest weight for squats and good mornings?
     
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    Have you tried wrapping a towel around the bar?
     
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    deadlifts
    rows
    pull ups/chin ups
    cable pulleys (high and low)
     
  4. kit99bar

    kit99bar USPA Class 2, weak, old man!

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    hey bro, I actually just started doing barbell squats last week and had the same exact problem.

    I was searching and found a post by Christophers that suggested to "push your shoulder blades back more and let the bar sit lower on your back/shoulder blades". That totally worked for me. zero discomfort now. :bigthumb:
     
  5. Chris3G

    Chris3G Bullshark Testosterone

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    don't wrap the bar in a towel, it's gay and it's just going to circumvent the problem and not solve it. The bar rests mainly on your traps, so you can try to build up that area. read this http://www.elitefts.com/documents/the_yoke.htm Also, it just takes some getting used to, you'll build up a tolerance and it won't bother you anymore.
     
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    Man I wish I had my football helmet so I could do some yolk work :(
     
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