LBBS and Shoulder Pain
I've been doing a strength routine lately and have noticed quite a bit of pain in my shoulders between workouts. I had assumed previously that it was due to heavy use (pressing, chins, BP), but turns out today I realized it's from squatting and the awkward downward pressure it places on my shoulders.
I do a LBBS and I point my elbows back to trap the bar (thumbs on the same side as my 4 fingers). I tried alternate thumb placement today but it did very little to alleviate the shoulder stress. Basically, with my shoulders torqued back somewhat for the required angle, the downward pressure is causing pain. It hasn't been prohibitive of yet to other work, but I don't want to leave it to get worse.
Anyone have suggestions for dealing with this? It could at least partially be a flexibility issue, but it seems that even with better flexibility it can't be great having downward torginol pressure on those joints nonetheless.
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