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post #33076 of 48404
I would have killed for a buffalo bar when I was rehabbing my shoulder. Although my gym got a cambered bar and a safety squat bar during like the last month of my rehab program which was cool.
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Originally Posted by VLSI View Post

How can you sleep so much? I feel like shit when I oversleep significantly.

I dunno, I'm the type of person where I need 7+ or I feel like complete hell the next day. I just like to sleep, feel amazing after 12 hours, also feel like i recover from little injuries instantly after sleeping that much.
post #33077 of 48404
Interesting. I've only seen the clambered and safety squat bars. Currently have bruises on both shoulders from all my squatting... it's the most painful part of the squat now frown.gif

Kind of want to get a fatter Texas squat bar. My gym had one, it was nice for squats of course, but also really working my grip on deadlifts.

You have any recs for a dip belt? The haulin hooks one looks nice since I can use it with my ironmaster DBs, but it's a bit pricey for a belt.
post #33078 of 48404
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Originally Posted by VLSI View Post

Interesting. I've only seen the clambered and safety squat bars. Currently have bruises on both shoulders from all my squatting... it's the most painful part of the squat now frown.gif

Kind of want to get a fatter Texas squat bar. My gym had one, it was nice for squats of course, but also really working my grip on deadlifts.

You have any recs for a dip belt? The haulin hooks one looks nice since I can use it with my ironmaster DBs, but it's a bit pricey for a belt.

I've been using this http://www.amazon.com/Harbinger-28900-Polypropylene-Weight-Belt/dp/B001P0S3XU/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1377107522&sr=8-1&keywords=dip+belt

Cheap, does it's job well. Been doing ~100lbs without any signs of wear or breakage of the hardware.
post #33079 of 48404
I'm just wondering if I can justify double the price for the other. It sounds like a lot more, but on an absolute scale $30 isnt that much money if it performs better. It has a buckle in front instead of open design and hook for db, which sounds nicerl/easier to load. However, the hook seems like something I could easily buy at any home depot and just place on the chain myself.
post #33080 of 48404
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Originally Posted by VLSI View Post

Interesting. I've only seen the clambered and safety squat bars. Currently have bruises on both shoulders from all my squatting... it's the most painful part of the squat now frown.gif

Kind of want to get a fatter Texas squat bar. My gym had one, it was nice for squats of course, but also really working my grip on deadlifts.

You have any recs for a dip belt? The haulin hooks one looks nice since I can use it with my ironmaster DBs, but it's a bit pricey for a belt.

Theres no shame in a comfort pad

I have an Elite FTS dip belt. It's been doing its job for 4 years, def a keeper. I don't think it cost too much either.

Speaking of Elite FTS I got their super heavy knee and elbow sleeves yesterday. Squatted with the knee sleeves today and will do bench/dips with the elbow sleeves tomorrow. They seem OK... maybe a little loose. We will see how they break in.
post #33081 of 48404
There's lots of shame in the comfort pad!!
post #33082 of 48404
you can squat til your legs burn and you want to puke, but having bar marks on your dainty deltoids is no good?

ive never had discomfort relating to a squat rack position that wasn't related to a) lack of mobility or b) being a pussy
post #33083 of 48404
But option b covers like all discomfort!

I wasn't really complaining about the squat and am not going to borrow CTK's maxipad, no worries guys!
post #33084 of 48404
How are you getting bruises from squatting though? Maybe It's just anatomy but when I started back squatting low bar at 130lbs I had like no meat to push it up again and it still never bothered me. Now that I'm squishier back there though it does feel a lot better.
post #33085 of 48404
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Originally Posted by Coldsnap View Post

How are you getting bruises from squatting though? Maybe It's just anatomy but when I started back squatting low bar at 130lbs I had like no meat to push it up again and it still never bothered me. Now that I'm squishier back there though it does feel a lot better.

I don't know? Feels more like bar is resting on the bone than muscle in that particular area.

Kind of between where this picture marks supraspinatus and acromion. It's on the top but back side if that makes sense.
post #33086 of 48404
Gotcha, guess I could see that.
post #33087 of 48404
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Originally Posted by jarude View Post

you can squat til your legs burn and you want to puke, but having bar marks on your dainty deltoids is no good?

ive never had discomfort relating to a squat rack position that wasn't related to a) lack of mobility or b) being a pussy

Solution: Bigger delts

Only problem I've ever had squatting is numb arms on high rep squats due to mobility problems, and shoulder issues when I'm pulling particularly heavy because my dumbass reaction is to pull the bar into my back as hard as I can with my arms while I'm pushing up.
post #33088 of 48404
I always felt that the bar laid more on my traps than anything else. Once I learned/mobilized to take a really close grip and force my shoulders together squat has been extremely comfortable for me, even on 1RMs and failed attempts.

EDIT: high bar
post #33089 of 48404
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Originally Posted by Tigerprawn View Post

I always felt that the bar laid more on my traps than anything else. Once I learned/mobilized to take a really close grip and force my shoulders together squat has been extremely comfortable for me, even on 1RMs and failed attempts.

EDIT: high bar

I think this really was part of the break through I had the other day. Feels so much more solid.
post #33090 of 48404
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Originally Posted by mrchariybrown View Post


Nice. Where'd you get that buffalo bar from?

VLSI, it lets you squat and takes a lot of stress off your shoulders. Great if you want to squat while rehabbing an injury.

 

Amazon of all places.  I don't have a shoulder injury but my mobility there isn't great, and currently unracking and just standing with the bar is the most uncomfortable part of the whole squat. I've tried one of the buffalo bars that I borrowed from a friend and it makes a huge difference. 

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