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Old 02-14-2013, 03:16 PM   #12
jdmalm123
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You're set up and focus sounds good.

Once I get set, i try to relax my grip on the bar. In the right position (low-bar for me) I don't need to "hold" the bar at all. My hands are more like stops/catches, but not gripping the bar. If you torque the bar, you may be straining the elbow. If not that, try a different hand position (probably wider) to see if it alleviates the problem.

Some bicep, tricep and shoulder warm up and light stretching are also a good idea before squats.
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-Get bigger overall @ 10-12%BF. -Traps big enough to scare women, children and manlets. -Complete clean TRIPLES with weights I've handled for heavy singles
-Curl 70# DBs for reps and knock out 12-15 easy pullups -BP 260x3 MP 160x3 SQ 325x3 DL385x3 BOR 190x3

Gym PRs: BP 265 MP 175 SQ 365 DL 405 BOR 245
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