I'm pretty sure everyone can agree that the Squat and it's variations are essential. I prefer the back squat to the front squat, as I don't have flexible wrists and the heavy loaded bar puts extreme pressure on my shoulder muscle and joint.
However, I've noticed for awhile that near the top of my traps of my spine, a bone sticks out above the back of my neck. It sticks out exactly where the squat bar goes. I've been putting my hands closer together, chest out and squeezing my upper traps to give it some "meat" to rest on. I've even tried using the rubber form "tampons" but my spine hurts. I feel a lot of pressure on my spine because of this.
I've switched to Leg Pressing, lunges, split squats and one-legged squats for the time being. But I feel like I am robbing myself of a good exercise that could give me the most lower body gains in terms of hypertrophy and athletism.
Anyone have this problem?