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post #106 of 253
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Originally Posted by Johnny_5 View Post
I just switched from high-bar squats to low-bar squats. One thing that I noticed right away was how much lighter the weight felt, but my shoulders felt like they were going to tear out of my sockets and my wrists were hurting from being bent back too far, which ended in my form suffering in other areas (back rounding, knees buckling). I'm thinking it might just be a flexibility issue at the moment.

Anyone care to help me trouble shoot?

They do take some getting used too- I have a right rear delt issue and low bar squats aggrevate it a bit- but my back feels much better and I move significantly more wait- also helps keep my knees back.

You may need to back off the weight and work on form for a while to let you get used to the motion and work on the flexibility.
Helps to have enough muscle back there too...

Are you using the bar alone or with a pad? The pad really doesn't work for me doing low bar...
post #107 of 253
Using just the bar. The bar itself feels like it sits on the "shelf" below my traps and isnt going anywhere.
post #108 of 253
I do high bar, just don't have the shoulder flexibility for low bar Isn't low bar cheating in a way? Since the weight is closer to the nearest pivot pt (the hips) you can stabilize more with less effort I imagine, and the weight travels a smaller vertical distance which is easier on your legs W/e works best I guess.
post #109 of 253
Cheating? No- just different.
post #110 of 253
I've been working on squat form lately, which included moving to low bar, sitting back more and going deeper. It does take some getting used to. Anyway here's what it looks like today:



There's another video on my channel from a few months ago showing what my squat used to be:



I expect never to be fully happy with it.
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post #111 of 253
Nice depth-

Do you have hip flexibility issues? Looks like, and it's a small point, you could be activating the hips earlier/more fully when you initiate the lift.
post #112 of 253
Both look good
post #113 of 253
I do dumbell squats. I don't have the rack thingy to use a barbell. I guess that makes me a pussy?
post #114 of 253
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I do dumbell squats. I don't have the rack thingy to use a barbell. I guess that makes me a pussy?

DB goblet squats I assume?
It's just that you can't move as much weight, but you can increase the number of reps. Squat racks are pretty cheap by the way, it's the good barbell that will set you back.
post #115 of 253
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Originally Posted by Kas View Post
DB goblet squats I assume? It's just that you can't move as much weight, but you can increase the number of reps. Squat racks are pretty cheap by the way, it's the good barbell that will set you back.

I don't even know what that is.

I only started with free weights recently. Total noob. I do have a barbell that I use for deadlifts and rows.
post #116 of 253
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Originally Posted by Manton View Post
I don't even know what that is.

I only started with free weights recently. Total noob. I do have a barbell that I use for deadlifts and rows.

good man. this is something you won't regret and i wish you best of luck in keeping with it.
post #117 of 253
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Originally Posted by Manton View Post
I don't even know what that is.

I only started with free weights recently. Total noob. I do have a barbell that I use for deadlifts and rows.

If you have a barbell you can just powerclean it and do front squats.
post #118 of 253
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Originally Posted by fuji View Post
If you have a barbell you can just powerclean it and do front squats.

I don't want to hurt myself.
post #119 of 253
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Originally Posted by Manton View Post
I don't want to hurt myself.

Thought of you lifting weights makes me lol.
post #120 of 253
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Originally Posted by Connemara View Post
Thought of you lifting weights makes me lol.

Me too. It's a good thing though.
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