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    So, I am working on my shoulder mobility with the hope of eventually being able to low bar squat. Right now, the pain in my L shoulder is too much.
    In the meantime I am using a SSB. The upright posture is forcing my knees farther forward causing anterior knee pain. Should I stop using my lifting shoes and go back to chuck's until I can low bar squat? What can O do to mitigate the knee pain? Looking forward to some advice.

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    Have you tried a high bar squat?

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    How long should it normally take doing hightbar squats until immobile shoulders stretch out enough to fit into the lowbar hold? Iím stretching like hell every day and I cannot get in the proper position.

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    I don't have a good answer for this. I've gotten a few people down there and comfortable within a few sessions, with others it can take.....well, much much longer. Many times it's a big enough issue that we just go with high bar and quit trying to force the issue. It's not a huge deal in the grand scheme of things. Some people cannot low bar.

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    Good info ,Iím going to keep trying though. Iím a stubborn bastard

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    Andy, yes, I even struggle with that. My mobility is significantly impaired due to injury and scar tissue. I'm working in it and it's getting better. Isn't the SSB essentially the same as a high bar squat?

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    Quote Originally Posted by David Sanders View Post
    Andy, yes, I even struggle with that. My mobility is significantly impaired due to injury and scar tissue. I'm working in it and it's getting better. Isn't the SSB essentially the same as a high bar squat?
    My recollection is the SSB creates a movement pattern that is somewhere between a high bar back squat and a front squat.

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    SSB Squat is a unique movement that needs to be practiced, but yes, it can be an effective alternative for a guy with immobile shoulders. Same rules still apply as in all squats......mid foot, blah blah blah, etc

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    I have the same problem. It has taken me more than a year and I am still no there, but I'm close. I have a long ratan karate stick that I am using most days even on my off days. I start with a wide grip and use the corner of a wall to slide my grip in.

    The first year was unbearable pain but I'm too stupid to stop. I took 3 month of the end of 2018, started again Jan 1 and am 85% there.

    I have also tried ducking under my bar on the squat rack, it just does not work well for me.

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    Thank you Andy!!

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