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Uneven Barbell Loading and Hernias?


#1

I was performing barbell back squats with 175(I know light) on a light day( on starting strength but with heavy light heavy scheme), my idiot of a friend I was teaching to lift, he loaded the side of the barbell he was on lighter then the one I loaded, so the bar was actually only loaded with 165 but with 65 pounds on one side, and 55 on one side, mid set my back cracked and began to feel funny, I finished set, racked it, noticed the difference.

I did my actual set with the correct weight and finished my workout(bench press and then lots of chins figured dead lifts were not a good idea) Has anyone ever heard of unevenly loaded bars during squats causing hernias or some other back issues/injuries? I came to T nation for the expertise, I understand nobody can really diagnose me via the internet just wondering if anybody has some experience that could shed light on the situation


#2

Btw if it helps 150 pound male, 19


#3

Happened to me once. When I unracked the bar I immediately knew one side was heavier than the other.