i thought everyone could do low bar as long as they address shoulder flexibility with shoulder dislocation exercises (the bar rotation thing). i’m getting my friend to squat and he says it just hurts alot and his wrists feel really strained. are some people just not meant to low bar, assuming no previous injury?
my other friend says his spinal bones feel loose after deadlifting. everytime he deadlifted he got injured somehow (weird). i’ve never heard of people not being able to deadlift before, but his form looks good. some people not meant to deadlift either?
it all comes down to practice and patience. perfecting one’s form takes a very long time. even then form can break down and needs to be constantly reevaluated. most poeple cant/won’t put in the time to do so.
it’s easier to just say i can’t do it than to just keep plugging along until you achieve your goals.
sounds like your buddy needs to man up. squatting with a low bar puts a lot of stress on the arms but the body adapts over time. he should probably start high bar and each time he squats, get that bar a little lower until he finds the sweet spot. it’s still going to hurt but that’s the price to pay for a big squat. i can only back squat for two weeks in a row and then i switch to front squats because it tears up my forearms and elbows.