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Zercher Squat Numbness

Today is leg day. I have recently discovered Zercher squats - and love them. However, I was on my fourth set, and I had a sudden burning pain all up my left forearm, followed immediately by numbness.

Feeling a bit horrified, I returned the bar to the rack and gave my arm a good quick rubdown. I’m used to a certain amount of pressure on the inner elbow, and there wasn’t any unusual pain up until that point.

Am I doing something egregiously wrong? Should I be padding the bar more?

just do front squats and position the bar on the top front part of your shoulders.

I guess you need to use the sissy pad like I do when I do zerchers.