Fairly new to squats and good mornings and have noticed a wierd thing happening during my last couple of workouts.
While doing back squats and good mornings, my lower arms and fingers sometimes tingle or go numb.
I assume it could be from the bar partially cutting off my circulation. Does this happen to anyone else?
It’s not painful, but it is kind of distracting.
Any thoughts on why this is happening?
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Something is most likely pressing on a nerve or an artery. How is your shoulder flexibility? The externally rotated position of holding the bar could be causing the numbness, or it could actually be the weight of the bar itself pressing on some structure. Where are you holding the bar? It should be resting on your traps and not on any bony prominences (i.e. spine).
You could try doing several sets with a broomstick or similar unweighted object on your back to see if its just your arm position. If you can’t squat without numbness with minimal weight then you need to work a lot on flexibility. In the mean time, you could try moving your hands to a different position on the bar, but you still would need to address the flexibility issue.
If the numbness goes away when you squat with a very light weight on your shoulders, it could be any number of issues in your neck, which you would want to have evaluated by a professional.