Home   |   Contact   |   Help

Get Our Newsletter
Sign up for our free newsletter to get training tips and stay up to date on Catalyst Athletics, and get a FREE issue of the Performance Menu journal.

Go Back   Catalyst Athletics Forums > Training > Olympic Weightlifting

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-27-2012, 04:20 PM   #1
Irwyn Ince
New Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 3
Default Maintaining Front Squat Rack Position & Shoulder Strength

Hello,

For the last 25 years my left shoulder has been my weak link. So, that side is a limiter and is always the first to fail under heavy load. Front squats are no exception. My max front squat is 255lbs, and I could in the past fs for 5 or less reps up to 235-40lbs. However, over the past 1.5 months I've seen a serious decline particularly in my ability to maintain the front rack position on the left side.

For example. Here's a clip of 3 reps @225# from 7/18/12.


Here's a clip from today. I attempted 3 reps @185#, but couldn't get through 2 reps without my left side collapsing.


I'm not feeling any particular pain in the left shoulder or side. This decline is also visible when I attempt to do strict shoulder presses, but I haven't seen any decline in push press or jerk. I'm puzzled.

Thoughts?
Irwyn Ince is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 03:45 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9 Beta 3
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Subscribe to our Newsletter


Receive emails with training tips, news updates, events info, sale notifications and more.
ASK GREG

Submit your question to be answered by Greg Everett in the Performance Menu or on the website

Submit Your Question
WEIGHTLIFTING TEAM

Catalyst Athletics is a USA Weightlifting team of competitive Olympic-style weightlifters with multiple national team medals.

Read More
Olympic Weightlifting Book
Catalyst Athletics
Contact Us
About
Help
Newsletter
Products & Services
Gym
Store
Seminars
Weightlifting Team
Performance Menu
Magazine Home
Subscriber Login
Issues
Articles
Workouts
About the Program
Workout Archives
Exercise Demos
Text Only
Instructional Content
Exercise Demos
Video Gallery
Free Articles
Free Recipes
Resources
Recommended Books & DVDs
Olympic Weightlifting Guide
Discussion Forum
Weight Conversion Calculator