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Bar positioning during squat

Wolfdogs

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I've come back from leg day and I noticed I had a lump on the lower neck area, usually where I place the bar while perfoming squats. It was bumpy and swollen up. I usually have a scar, kinda like dead skin on that area from holding the weight. I was wondering if maybe I wasn't positioning the bar correctly on my back. Should it rest on the spine area or traps ?

Thx for the input :tiphat:
 
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always on the traps... never on the neck. Its just where on the traps that tends to vary from person to person.
 
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Front Squats FTW!

Back squats are a pain in the ass for me because I can't get my arms over on the bar far enough.
 
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always on the traps... never on the neck. Its just where on the traps that tends to vary from person to person.

Do you flex the traps in ordre to make a "bridge" to lay the bar on ?
 
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Front Squats FTW!

Back squats are a pain in the ass for me because I can't get my arms over on the bar far enough.

I've performed front squats for awhile. I was dissapointed by the weight I was able to use, and I didn't feel my quads work. I only felt it in the shoulders. I'll give it another try once im done with my current routine and go back to front squats.
 
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defiantly put the bar on ur traps when squatting :tiphat:...otherwise ur placing it right on bone, not very pleasent:ughnoes:
 
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Or do front squats with the bar higher up on the clavicle and don't worry about weight, and just about feeling the stretch.
 
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Yep put that bar lower on your traps. Just flex them and the bar should find its place.
 
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Defo on the traps.
How wide do you grip the bar ??
I see lots of guys almost collar to collar for me that feels uncontrolled I like to stay tight and narrow.
I grip just inside the rings which cut the knurling on each side in half. Then I pull my shoulders back which provides a solid base for the bar to sit on the traps.
 

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