Squats causing marks

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    Squats causing marks


    Everytime I do BB squats I get lines of broken blood vessles across my shoulders/back that last a few dayz. I use a pad. Any way to reduce this? I've ignored it for the past 4 years of training, but getting sick of the look...especially in the summer when I'm more likely to be shirtless.

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    I've always thought of those as battle bruises.
    You can use a safety bar as shown here http://www.sportstrength.com/equip/harness.htm or I know some guys that use a sweatshirt wrapped around the bar a couple of times which seemed to help - tried it before and didnt care for it.
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    Maybe I'll just use lighter weights!
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    You could do that but thats no fun
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    I used to get them and I started using a manta ray for squats, problem gone....
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    i love it when i get those marks really lets you know that you are working hard. Its nothing permanent so dont worry about it. CHICKS DIG IT!
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