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    Arms going numb from squats


    Lately I've noticed that my arms seem to be going numb during my squats. I'm kinda worried that my hands will go completely numb and I may drop the bar mid-set. Does anyone have any recommendations as to what I can do to avoid the numbness? It seems to only happen when I'm squatting heavy and I refuse to go lighter. I searched and couldn't find any pertinent info. Thanks.

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    The first thing I would do is try lighter weight or adjust my grip.
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    my arms do that too, i just kinda ignore it. its not exactly my arms, its my shoulders. its an odd feeling and hard to describe.
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    do u use a shoulder pad on the bar?
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    I like doing low bar squats.
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    This happened to me once when I hit 415 for reps, first time I had tried anything over 380 on squuats...this was yeaaaars ago when I squatted religiously. I passed out shrtly after for about 20 seconds or so. I think. at least that's what my wo partner told me....vomited later and I was good to go from that point on...i hadn't eaten for several hrs befoe my wo that day...and I was dehydrated...it happens but if it becomes ordinary than I would get a physical and panel done.
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    Shiiiit, I have no idea why I see letters I hit on my treo but when I hit post then my damn letters are doubled or missing....
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    Try moving the bar higher or lower, you might be pinching something.

    I hate pads, and once I was over 400 for reps I started kicking my elbows back and putting some weight on to my tris....not much, but it seems to not leave red marks on my shoulders anymore. Give it a try, it just may help!!
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    It sounds like your collar bone being pulled down onto the top of the ribcage and compressing the nerves. Similar to Thoracic Outlet syndrome maybe?
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    it is because you are putting too much pressure on your spinal cord, try to adjust your form a little bit, or go for more reps and less weight. if both of these options cannot be established, your just goning to have to man up i guess lol...my arms get numb toooooo
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    Are you using any padding under the bar? That can help.
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