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    elbow pain while squating


    Sometimes I'll have pain on the sides of my elbows after I get done squating. I was having this pain with deadlifts too, but since I changed to a mixed grip on the deadlifts the pain has stopped. What could I be doing wrong on squats?

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    Your using your arms to balance the weight wayyy too much. Find a comfortable spot to keep the bar on your back and make sure your hands are just there to keep the weight stable. /

    Dont try and military press your squat
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    Quote Originally Posted by deadaim View Post
    Your using your arms to balance the weight wayyy too much. Find a comfortable spot to keep the bar on your back and make sure your hands are just there to keep the weight stable. /

    Dont try and military press your squat
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    Instead of pushing up, concentrate on flexing your shoulder blades together (like a reverse pec deck motion) to make a platform for the bar.
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    Quote Originally Posted by deadaim View Post
    Your using your arms to balance the weight wayyy too much. Find a comfortable spot to keep the bar on your back and make sure your hands are just there to keep the weight stable. /

    Dont try and military press your squat
    any tips you can give? Like what to look for that I'm doing wrong.
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    At your weight you should have proper muscular development in your traps and upper back to make a great painless place to hold the bar, definitely get those shoulder blades back a bit to increase this "platform".

    But it also comes down to you mentally remembering not to push so hard on the bar, when i first started using straps, I was hurting my forearms even more than without them, because I wasnt allowing my grip to weaken, instead i gripped harder because the straps added circumfrence to the bar.

    I garuntee alot of it is a mind game, dont use your arms more than is necessary.
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    Quote Originally Posted by deadaim View Post
    At your weight you should have proper muscular development in your traps and upper back to make a great painless place to hold the bar, definitely get those shoulder blades back a bit to increase this "platform".

    But it also comes down to you mentally remembering not to push so hard on the bar, when i first started using straps, I was hurting my forearms even more than without them, because I wasnt allowing my grip to weaken, instead i gripped harder because the straps added circumfrence to the bar.

    I garuntee alot of it is a mind game, dont use your arms more than is necessary.
    well I just tried to squat 100lb (im reping with 140) to see if I can fix my technique by pulling my shoulder blades back and it seem to work as I was just using my arms to hold the bar in place, but my wrists felt a little stiff. I don't know if that means it's something I get used to, or if I'm bending the wrist too much. My wrist weren't in any real pain, but there was a stiffness.
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    i noticed if i keep my hands too close in on the bar it creates tons of pressure on my elbows hurts worse then bench. way worse. Squeeze ur traps together work on widening the grip where u hold the bar
  

  
 

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