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Old 02-16-2012, 08:02 PM   #1
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Elbow issues resulting from Squats seems to be relatively common. The long-term solution is of course stretching and/or bar placement. However I was thinking about this today as I get elbow issues from time to time as do people I know, and came up with a great idea. However like most great ideas, somebody else had already thought of it! So a quick google search came up with this:

It's not something I would do for maximum Squats or use exclusively but it could be a useful alternative. Enjoy and report back if you try it.

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Old 02-17-2012, 01:03 AM   #2
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I've tried that believe it or not. I bought a Draper top squat years back and it was way too wobbly with 315+ so I attempted to use straps connected to the bar.

I didn't practice long enough to see if it would work.
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Old 02-17-2012, 01:53 PM   #3
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I don't ever feel anything in my elbows with squats. My arms are pretty neutral. Unless I'm using db's.

Then again I don't squat 315. lol
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i just want a yoke bar. my main issues is my shoulders holding the bar through my set. they get locked up a little when i rack the weight. takes a minute to "unlock" them. lol
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I went upto 270kg today in partials using the straps!

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i just want a yoke bar. my main issues is my shoulders holding the bar through my set. they get locked up a little when i rack the weight. takes a minute to "unlock" them. lol
Yeah a Yoke bar would be sweet.
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I love this video...
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I had a period when I did sets for time, 2-3 mins or so with a light weight, I used straps then cause they killed my shoulders. Never tried it when going heavy though.

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You get any video?
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That's some clever thinking. Missed this before squats today but will try it out. I've used straps for front squats before but never thought for back.
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Great idea, one thing my Versa grips can't do.

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