Shoulder pain while squatting...

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  1. Natezilla

    Natezilla Ain't nothin' but a peanut.

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    My right shoulder hurts a ton while squatting, regardless of hand positioning on the bar.

    Anyone else experience this? or have any tips or ideas as of how to prevent or get around it?
     
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    Stop pressing up on the bar so hard.....
     
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    safety squat bar
     
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    when the bar is on the right spot in your back your arms should really be pulling it down into you, and not holding it up
     
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    or, like me, if your traps aren't mass-y enough, use padding, eventually weening yourself off
     
  7. grampositivecocci

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    :gtfo:
     
  8. You can also do standing dumbell squats. It's excellent for building balance too. Use something like 50 to 75 lb's each to start. Wraps can help if you're not quite strong enough in terms of grip strength.
     
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    I think you'll find natez's a powerlifter so the whole barbell squat thing is pretty important to him.

    Do you think its a flexibility problem?

    Try the bar lower in the natural ridge?

    Wheres christophers when you need him.
     
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  10. Hopefully he can find something that works. Perhaps if it only started recently it is a flexibility or injury issue.
     
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    Been having rotator problems myself. I recently started feeling it as well when squatting. Actually feel it the most when I'm re-racking the bar.

    Also with the rotators...funny thing is that I also feel it on the bench. But only on my warmup sets and not on my heavy work sets.
     
  12. I have that same problem.
     
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    are your warmup sets performed with a greater bar velocity?
     
  14. Natezilla

    Natezilla Ain't nothin' but a peanut.

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    My pain is mostly during the movement itself. The more I've thought about it, I think if I improved shoulder flexibility then it wouldn't bother me as much. It's always the right shoulder though, never the left.

    Anyone have any tips on stretching the shoulder, I don't really know a really effective way to stretch them.
     
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    get ART if you can
     
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    http://www.intensemuscle.com/showthread.php?t=6997

    From Doggcrapp:
     
  17. timberwolf

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    I don't think so.
     
  18. mr. ant

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    are you experiencing a pinching pain when this happens? i recently strained my left shoulder while doing flat bench and i've been out of commission since. I can't do much at the gym since I experience pain when I work my chest/shoulders/arms. been giving my shoulder some rest while trying to self diagnose my problem. perhaps it's time for me to find a good doc...
     
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    where on your shoulder does it hurt you big sissy
     
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