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Old 02-09-2010, 11:54 AM   #11
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No doubt about that b-dub! Chest day prior to getting under the squat bar can be tough just getting into position!
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Old 02-09-2010, 11:55 AM   #12
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too funny, but true rick. The key is to alternate squatting movements. Another thing that can be a major contributor is what you have done the day or 2 before. If I bench or shoulder press heavy a day or 2 before squatting, I usually feel this strain.

I like a closer grip on the squat, but go extra wide for shoulder reasons. I will even use a 45 degree false grip to help with wrist and shoulder strain.

Also, play around with placement on the back. I feel more strain the lower the bar is placed. You could possibly place the bar a tad bit higher to counter the downward pull on the delt.
that is when i really feel the strain, but the bar feels so much better there than on my traps
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Old 02-09-2010, 12:00 PM   #13
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I really can't place the bar low when I'm as heavy as I am.

Anyone use the Top Squat or Chambered Bar, can you tell me if it feels awkward to use with heavy weights?

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Old 02-09-2010, 12:19 PM   #14
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I really can't place the bar low when I'm as heavy as I am.

Anyone use the Top Squat or Chambered Bar, can you tell me if it feels awkward to use with heavy weights?

Dave Draper's Top Squat
I think RoaringMad Mac uses that one...or at least he had one. I think he got rid of his rack, so he probably let that go too.
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Old 02-09-2010, 12:21 PM   #15
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I think RoaringMad Mac uses that one...or at least he had one. I think he got rid of his rack, so he probably let that go too.
Thanks Rick. With the price of the Top Squat it's almost worth it to find a used chambered bar instead.
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Old 02-09-2010, 12:28 PM   #16
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What is a chambered bar?
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Old 02-09-2010, 12:33 PM   #17
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Never used the top squat

I used the slightly cambered bar at Westside when I visited, and it was the best feeling ever. I just haven't jumped out there and bought one yet. Definitely worth it though. Im pretty sure this is the one

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Thanks BW. I would love to try that bar and see how it feels for heavy singles.

Here you go NT:

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i got it... after i asked i googled it!!!
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