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Elbow Position when Squating


#1

Hi, weird question re elbow position, basically when I squat my elbows point in different directions, I cant seem to get them the same, what am I lacking shoulder flexability or?

Does anyone else have this problem?


#2

Yup I have the same exact problem. I assumed my problem was that I broke my collar bone a couple years ago so my shoulders are uneven. (The broken collar bone is shorter and is at a different angle.) I too would be interested if anyone knows a solution for this problem.


#3

Could be imbalance in the tightness of your pecs, lats, etc or shoulder external rotation, etc, etc. Check out Mike Robertson's Access and Correct or see if you can get a qualified person to give you an assessment.


#4

Cheers mate, I cant seem to find any exercises, is there an article like the mobility 8 thing or?
Maybe its pecs or lats, they seem quite tight, I try and get a decent amount of stretching in, I was thinking for shoulders as well as dislocates with a broom stick, I was going to just sit in the bottom position of the snatch for time, like maybe 10 sets of 1 min on off days? I feel a good stretch in my pecs doing those, and then gradually work my hand in closer?

What do you reckon? I have added much more lower body stretching in, like things for glutes etc, got it from T-Nation articles and stuff, never really found any gd lat/pec stuff though, for lats I generally just hang from the pull up bar for a few minutes.