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Low Bar Squat Bar Uneven


#1

When squatting the barbell is uneven on my back.
It feels like I have trouble getting my left shoulder tight.
I tried doing shoulder dislocations/ band pull aparts before squatting.
If I take a very narrow grip the bar is less uneven but then I get pain in my left elbow the day after.
Below are some videos of me low bar squatting:



#2

Are you right handed? Could just be that you have more meat on the right side.

Also it looks like you're not gripping the bar the same on each side.


#3

That doesn't look too atrocious to me. Definitely don't go narrower if your elbow hurts. I messed both up doing that and now I have to grip pretty much at the sleeves.

Maybe put the bar slightly higher?


#4

Form looks pretty good really except for hand position. It is pretty wide and right hand definitely isn't on the bar quite as much, which is a little interesting since you mentioned the problem was your left shoulder.

I would work on really opening up those shoulders, a few band dislocations before squatting isn't going to get it. You are going to have to really spend some time working on soft tissue quality and mobility. I would recommend really going at the pecs and anterior shoulder with a lacross ball as well as some mobility work.

Here is a good start https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V-nk-wqPFxc. This guy has a ton of videos and all good stuff.


#5

Thanks for the answer.
I will start rolling my pecs/ anterior shoulder and do mobility work.