Hey all, first post in this section. I’ve been lifting for about a year (SL5x5), I think that still makes me a beginner.
In the last 3 months or so I’ve been getting fairly serious elbow pain, both during and after workouts, and at other times as well. I have a physically intensive job and that seems to aggravate them as well.
I do low-bar and I have long arms and somewhat inflexible shoulders…I can just barely force my wrists straight while in a low-bar and I always feel the strain on my elbows. I’ve tried a few position tweaks but none solve the issue. A couple of nights I’ve woken up at 3AM and had to pop a motrin to get back to sleep, so I’m not willing to ignore this anymore. I feel that damage is being done.
My question is, what would be the consequences of switching to high-bar squats? Am I just moving strain to a different bodypart? Is it really that inferior of an exercise? Is there anything wrong with trying it out and seeing how I feel? It just seems like everything I read insists on doing low-bar, but I’m starting to conclude that it’s just not an option for me with my joints and body type.