shoulder problems when squatting

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  1. Marijuanair

    Marijuanair Remember to have your pet spayed or neutered! OT Supporter

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    My left rotator gives me alot of problems when I squat, the way I have to bend my arm up to hold the bar makes it feel like im litterally borderline dislocating the arm from the shoulder. I have been trying to adjust how I grip the bar but it's not really helping, I have a history of shoulder problems from highschool football too.

    I'm pretty sure I cant really get much advice, they dont really have any shoulder braces I dont think, anyone have any ideas though?
     
  2. Marijuanair

    Marijuanair Remember to have your pet spayed or neutered! OT Supporter

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    here's a quick visual aid

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    Huge Evil Robot Must not sleep, must warn others

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    I wouldnt change it, you look a lot happier now.
     
  4. Marijuanair

    Marijuanair Remember to have your pet spayed or neutered! OT Supporter

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    jackjohnson simple as something nobody knows OT Supporter

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    it looks like your left foot isn't lined up properly, and also the left plate isn't on correctly.
     
  6. Marijuanair

    Marijuanair Remember to have your pet spayed or neutered! OT Supporter

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    noted, I'll have to be more careful about that :bigthumb:
     
  7. Skeletor

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    I think we may have a similar problem... When you stand normally unflexed do your shoulders kind of "roll inward" so to speak?


    Try flexing your LOWER traps and see how it fixes your posture. For me targetting the lower traps makes my shoulders flatter and broader.... If I don't flex them though they hang in a "rolled in" position kind of.


    I think it's that way for me because I was simply never taught how to sit up straight... People can tell you "sit up straight" all you want, but if you think pulling your shoulders back with your upper traps is posturing yourself properly then you're going to fuck yourself up. Now I realize that posturing for me entails gently pulling the neck backwards and the face down a little, and activating the lower traps to flatten my shoulders so they are not rounded inward.

    I think I have a minor S curve in my spine but I think with weights and proper posture it won't get any worse, and hopefully will get better.
     
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    I get mad pain in my shoulders from squatting unless I stretch them out pretty well beforehand
     
  9. MaineSucks

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    yeah... i don't do a lot of straight bar squats any more because it kills my RCs. safety squat bar FTMFW
     
  10. Skeletor

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    What is a safety bar?



    I can't stand doing it with a raw bar. At the gym I've been at lately they have some foam shit that goes around the bar but it doesn't help too much (much better than raw though) and in high school there was actually this plastic molded thing that fit around the shoulders to evenly distribute the weight... That thing was awesome. (and keep in mind my squat is pathetic so if I ever get into any big numbers I will be whining even more)
     
  11. MaineSucks

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    safety squat bar
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    is this the thing you were talking about?
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    if so, its called a manta ray and is actually designed to put the bar up higher so it hits your quads better and just mixes it up
     
  12. Skeletor

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    :coold: well all I know is it didn't give me soreness around my traps for an hour or two during/after my squat workout.
     
  13. cavefish

    cavefish You ain't a crook son, you just a shook one

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    So you use the pussy pad.
     
  14. Marijuanair

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    that bar looks kind of cool actually, if only my gym had handles like that.
     
  15. MaineSucks

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    aside from double ply, the SSB is the best invention ever
     
  16. Skeletor

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    Yes sir.
     
  17. foobar

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    Sir, you're meant to hold the bar closer. The narrow grip contracts your traps, providing more cushioning for the bar. Also please move your elbows back as though you're pressing the bar towards your neck. This will prevent the weight from acting downwards on your arms and will alleviate elbow pains if you have any.

    The normal grip you indicated is not a comfortable grip nor is it recommended.
     
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    please refrain from posting
     
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    cavefish You ain't a crook son, you just a shook one

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    Yeah pushing your elbows back is a great idea if you want to fall forward and dump the bar.
     
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    well i am sure there is a degree of sense when doing these workouts. when i said to push the elbows back i did not mean to push the weight forward. the arms are supposed to hold the weight steady are they not? you're not supposed to actually apply any force on the weight with your arms.

    Don't mind me. I am just regurgitating what I studied from a book.
     
  21. MaineSucks

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    please don't do that


    if you are a PT, we'll have you banned from the forum
     
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    cavefish.. that's a great avatar you got there.. massive back..
     
  23. foobar

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    what's a PT?
     
  24. cavefish

    cavefish You ain't a crook son, you just a shook one

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    Well you want to tuck the elbows really and keep them somewhat under the bar.


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  25. MaineSucks

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    reading it in a book != real life application
     
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