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Front Squats, Sore Shoulders


#1

Do you get sore shoulders from where the bar rests on your shoulders. It prevents me from doing front squats until my shoulders settle down.
It's not heavy weight either just 100kg.


#2

[quote]decimation wrote:
Do you get sore shoulders from where the bar rests on your shoulders. It prevents me from doing front squats until my shoulders settle down.
It’s not heavy weight either just 100kg. [/quote]

Not an issue I have run into or heard others make mention of. Is it from the clean and the bar slamming into the body too aggressively?


#3

Try to externally rotate your shoulders (bringing the shoulder blades back a bit). You basically need to set up a better shoulder shelf for the bar so it doesn’t sit in the area where it’s hurting you.

Watch this Pyrros Dimas heavy example (world class lifter going for 202,5 kg Clean&Jerk):