I’ve been lifting for a while, but only recently got into O-lifting.
I’m still learning the technique and using low weight, but I’m starting to have a problem when resting the bat on my shoulders.
It is getting to the point that even doing a set of power jerks, I’m limited by how long I can rest the bar on my shoulders more so than the actual lift.
If I assume natural position for my hands on the bar, it really presses on my shoulders (that’s ok), but also the tip of my collarbone (at the center of the body), and also strains my neck.
I’ve tried moving my hands closer together, but that leads to a very strained position for my wrist, and also makes it hard to stabilize the weight once I have it over my head.
Granted, there might not be enough meat on my shoulders right now, but even if growth will resolve this issue, I would like to have some temporary solution.
Any advice will be appreciated.
If necessary, I can try and get a picture of my holding a bar (though I can’t take pics in my gym, so it wouldn’t be a real O-bar)