So Saturday, I got owned by squatting..

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  1. JP®

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    Didnt feel that bad at th time, but sunday I woke up with a terribly sore neck from the bar.. I do 4 sets reg squats, and 4 sets of front squats.

    My question... Would I get as much out of doing 8 heavy sets of front squats?

    Its Monday morning, 2 days later, and it hurts to move my neck still.
     
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    How much are you squatting? Where's your bar placement? I've never experienced neck pain from squatting, drinking is another story.
     
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    Sounds like you strained your neck ... I did that the other day on the incline bench by using my neck to help get up the weight. Was stiff for a day or two, and was better by day 3.
     
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    315 x 10 was the heaviest I went for reg squats, and 225 x 10 for fronts.
     
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    Where in the hell did this come from?

    You're a big guy aren't you JP? I don't see how 315 can cause that much problem, is this the first time you've gotten pain after squatting?
     
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    you've got the bar way too high if you're hurting your neck.
     
  7. JP®

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    Im not a small guy, (christophers seems to think so however, :rofl:)
    Im 234 ish, and trying to lean out to 10% and stay at 230 lb while doing so..

    This is the first time ive had pain like this after squatting. I havent squatted in about a year, because of a torn ACL last summer, so my form may be off, like someone else said, the bar may have been to high.
    I was supposed to do chest tonight, but I dont want to strain my traps so Im going to settle for a light shoulder workout.

    Im going to try using a bar pad this week on leg day, to see what will happen.
     
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    why would you put the bar on your neck? its supposed to go on the back of your shoulders.
     
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    have you worked on squats often? usually that happens to me when i don't do a particular exercise in a while
     
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    Does your gym have a cambered bar or SSB?
     
  11. JP®

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    That could be it as well.

    Ill try that next time, before I use the bar pad.

    In other news, I tried 405, and got it for one good rep.. I think I could have done more, but some dumbass jumped in between me and the mirror, and started doing bb culrs with a 20 lb barbell. too funny.
     
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    when you grab the bar w/ both hands and have it behind your head, there should be a sweet spot between your posterior delts and the back of your traps
     
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