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Hands Go Dead During Squat

Pretty much as the title says, my hands go dead after my first set of squats.
Is the bar too high or too low?
Just looking for answers.

Your whole hand? Is it your last two fingers especially? Anywhere else go numb?

sounds like ur cutting off circulation… my recommendation is get bigger traps

or do front squats/get a safety squat bar

[quote]hastalles wrote:
Your whole hand? Is it your last two fingers especially? Anywhere else go numb?[/quote]

This. Next time it happens, pay attention to exactly which aspect(s) of your hands go numb, and this will clue you in to the nerve root(s) involved.

It’s basically from my mid forearms all the way down through my hands.