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Old 01-16-2013, 03:57 PM   #231
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Pretty much all I did with extra day,arm work. It pays off though,that deadlift day was awesome!
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Old 01-18-2013, 01:37 AM   #232
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Shoulder Work yesterday... Everything felt ok, but presses....

Shoulder Dislocations - 10, 15, 15, 15

Rotator Cuff DB's - 12/10, 12/10, 12/10

Around the World - 10/25, 10/35, 10/45, 12/25

Seated DB Military Press - 5/50 (painful) Dropped to 35's.. Felt the same

Rear Delt Cables - 10/20, 12/20, 12/30, 12/30

Side Delt Cables - 15/20, 15/25, 10/30

Dips - 15, 15, 15

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Squat Day...Tried to work in Low bar Squats, but even after 20-30min of trying to losen up my shoulders. I couldn't get the bar low enough without pain. To get the Barbell below my Traps in that Groove between the muscles. I have to lean foward some as well. Where I'm not standing perfectly straight. When I keep by back tight. The bar wants to pop up out of that groove. It's wierd.. I dicthed the Low Bar squats after warm ups...

Shoulder Stretches and Row Machine to Warm up

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Warm Ups ---Low Bar
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5/140
5/175
3/210

Core Sets
3/245
3/280
7/315 - Wrapped, but one came loose..

Box Squats
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very very strong Squat Ramrod ... Just make sure that you don't compromise with form when trying something new ... keep smashing the wts ...
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Old 01-18-2013, 10:00 AM   #234
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Any reason why you were trying to do low bar? Any advantage to doing so?

Ever since Steve recommended I high bar squat to get more upright I haven't looked back and now HB squat only. I don' think I have leane donce since.

Big volume on the box squats!
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Squat Day...Tried to work in Low bar Squats, but even after 20-30min of trying to losen up my shoulders. I couldn't get the bar low enough without pain. To get the Barbell below my Traps in that Groove between the muscles. I have to lean foward some as well. Where I'm not standing perfectly straight. When I keep by back tight. The bar wants to pop up out of that groove. It's wierd.. I dicthed the Low Bar squats after warm ups...
They've never worked for me either.

How wide of a grip were you trying to use, just out of curiosity?
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Any reason why you were trying to do low bar? Any advantage to doing so?

Ever since Steve recommended I high bar squat to get more upright I haven't looked back and now HB squat only. I don' think I have leane donce since.

Big volume on the box squats!
All I keep hearing and reading everywhere. Is low bar squats allow you to do more weight easier. I just can't seem to get the bar in the right spot without killing my shoulders.



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They've never worked for me either.

How wide of a grip were you trying to use, just out of curiosity?
I've gone as wide as I could with the rack we have. Some one mentioned that I might be trying to push up on the during the movement. But it hurts before even being unracked. But I tried gripping the bar and putting my pinky under the bar. To keep from trying to press up. That wasn't the problem.
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All I keep hearing and reading everywhere. Is low bar squats allow you to do more weight easier. I just can't seem to get the bar in the right spot without killing my shoulders.





I've gone as wide as I could with the rack we have. Some one mentioned that I might be trying to push up on the during the movement. But it hurts before even being unracked. But I tried gripping the bar and putting my pinky under the bar. To keep from trying to press up. That wasn't the problem.
Time to get a squat rack and buffalo bar at home.

I had horrible shoulder issues and that's the only thing that solved it for me.
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I wish I could afford to do that. Im thinking of making a safety squat bar thou... Would should help with the shoulders some.

Ever since I started trying to squat low bar. My shoulders have been hurting one way or another.
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I wish I could afford to do that. Im thinking of making a safety squat bar thou... Would should help with the shoulders some.

Ever since I started trying to squat low bar. My shoulders have been hurting one way or another.
Yeah that's no fun. JB made a ghetto safety squat bar. Not sure if you seen that.
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Yeah that's no fun. JB made a ghetto safety squat bar. Not sure if you seen that.
I saw one you posted, not sure if it is the one your talking about or not...

http://muscleandbrawn.com/forums/tra...squat-bar.html
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