I have two questions:
I have recently started lifting weights again (about 2 months now) after a seven year layoff. I'm lifting in my garage and since I haven't been able to buy anything other than the standard barbell set, not even a bench (I use the cardboard from the plate packages to keep the weights from hitting the concrete).
Because of the limited facilities, I have been doing mainly cleans, front squats, variations of deadlifts and rows.
I have recently noticed that my shoulders have been fairly sore, I think from the cleans. Is this common? If so what is the best way to remedy the situation. I have had minor shoulder ploblems in the past (years ago) from contact sports (rugby and hockey) but no pain for a few years.
As I mentioned, I have been doing front squats however I'm having an issue with resting the weight on my upper chest, I don't seem to have the flexibility. I can lower the weight to my body but I have to keep my elbows low. Is this normal? Any thoughts on how to correct it?
Thanks for the help and the great articles here and on your site.
PS-Tabata front squats kicked my butt...however I'll be back (it was fun...in a strange sort of way).