I am striding my way through SS, in Week 6 of it, which is a pretty cool, gone past my power clean (can rep it for 3x5), bench max (was 67.5kg now benching 70x3x5). Although my deadlift and press are going a bit slower but I am not to fussed about the latter seeing as Rippetoe does suggest that press development is slower.
Anyway the major concern at the moment is my squat. I am repping at my previous max now. I am following Rippetoe’s advice about the bar position for the squat however I am getting a really painful feeling (8/10, dull, upper trap region) when putting the bar on my back. It started on Fri Week 4 so I front squatted heavy for the same load responce during Week 5 (added 10kg/25lbs in one week which was sweet). I went back to back squatting on Monday and it was fine. But on Wednesday it flared again, so front squatted some more.
It normally gets painful when I go under the bar to lift off and their a bit of slip as I derack the bar. My hand are positioned just over the marks for legal benchpress.
Has anyone had this problem?
I have good enough technique to front squat heavy with a solid core from rowing, but I would prefer to oly squat.