Yea that's right, I am squatting low bar.
I did move my hands out as suggested. I have moved my hands out so that my index finger is on the ring of the bar. That has helped quite a lot. I don't feel quite as tight, but it's better than before when my shoulders were very painful.
I don't think you're being a dick! However, I asked on here for two reasons:
1) To see if anyone else had the same issue... sometimes it's good just to hear that others also have experienced the problem
2) How did the people that had the issue solve it or address it?
I did ask my coach but he was just about to meet a client so couldn't talk much.
Thanks - it makes sense that my rotator cuffs are being hammered. On my last squat session (2 days ago), I did more shoulder work to warm up - with a band. I will do the rotational work too. I also did 3 sets with just the bar to allow my shoulders to get used to the position.
The new training programme I'm on says to do:
Squats - 5x4 reps with 77.5% ... and then 3 sets of 2 reps with the same weight + 10kg extra
Paused squats - 3x3
Close grip bench press - 5x5
After doing the squats and paused squats I could barely do the bench as my shoulders were so fatigued and worn out. I spoke to my coach who said I just need to get used to it, but still it was really hard and I couldn't actually finish all the sets and in the end did 3x3 instead.
I will keep at it as I'm sure it is just partially me having to get used to the volume and the training programme itself.