Originally Posted by Kroy
[ I had worked up to mid 600 Manta Ray squats, (which I always thought were harder than regs.) and then the first time I went back to regular bar, I struggled with 405, which caused me depression and cost me a lot of money in ice cream for a week..
Haha. I completely understand that ice cream comment!!
My take is this, if you haven't royaly screwed your shoulders past the point of no return, you will benefit from mobility stuff. I love DOnnie's stuff as well mobilitywod.com. However if you are past the point of no return, then you have to make adaptations. ie buffalo bar, etc.
It depends where you are in the grand scheme of life. I have a screwed up ankle, cannot squat at all without an Olympic shoe. I have a screwed up shoulder, can't bench at all flat backed. But shoes and arched back and I'm fine.
Find what makes you able to do the movement and move forward.