Thanks, but that’s not it.
I take a couple deep breaths before starting the set and I breath once going down and once going up. The last couple reps is more than that as squats are near the end of my workout and I am usually breathing hard by then anyway.
I wondered if it could be compression of the nerves somehow so I got a pad for the bar. It didn’t make any diference. It can’t be too much weight!
Could having your arms too close to the body maybe pinch off some blood vessels going through the shoulder?[/quote]
I would experiment a bit.
Do your hands get more numb as you progress through all the sets?
Are they more numb at a certain point of the exercise; bottom or top position?
Experiment with your hand position on the bar.
Do you wear gloves or wrist wraps?
Do your hands get numb during any other exercise?
Also, try putting your hands in that position but without doing squats or having a bar on your neck and see if your hands start tingling or getting numb. It could be poor circulation in your arms.
Do some squats without a bar just standing there, but two ways: a set with your arms to your sides, and a set with your fists above your shoulders.
See if you feel something.
Whatever you find out, you should go see your physician about it.