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    I'm starting LP next week and have been concentrating on form for the last few weeks in the build up.

    I have an issue though whereby I struggle to get one of my wrists/forearms straight, in comparison to the other, when low bar squatting. When I try to force it straight I feel a stress I can't push beyond in the lateral deltoid head. So at the moment there is slight compression in one of my wrists. The wrist isn't supporting the bar in any way, and my elbows are up, but a wider grip is required than I would like (1 inch in from the end knurl mark).

    I have gone back to the grip at the end of my workout to see if flexibility has improved but there is no change.

    The problem deltoid is not affected by any other barbell exercise including a narrow grip on a high bar squat.

    Does this need to be addressed perhaps by physio before commencing LP, or is it OK to continue with the grip difference while it is looked into?

    I'd really appreciate some advice on how best to proceed with this issue.

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    Get a vicious ART massage on your shoulders and see if that helps.

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    Thanks Mark.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Rippetoe View Post
    Get a vicious ART massage on your shoulders and see if that helps.
    I'm struggling to find ART in my vicinity, will myofascial release suffice?

    Thanks.

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    Basically the same thing.

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    Hi Mark,

    I saw a physio today for myofascial release of the shoulder but he has said it isn't necessary as the issue isn't local to the lateral deltoid. He examined me and advised the fascial network on the left of my body requires manipulation and is not as flexible as my right side.

    I can't get another appointment for a week, and he thinks I will require 4-5 sessions over a month, but want to start LP on Monday.

    Should I keep the wrist discrepancy until resolved, or put both wrists into slight compression so at least they are balanced, or perhaps wait to start LP?

    Would really appreciate your advice on this.

    Thanks,
    James.

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    I have already given you my advice. I know it's a small island, but you cannot find a massage therapist that pushes hard?

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    Thank you for reiterating.
    What would your advice be for commencing LP with this discrepancy?

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    Are you waiting for your shoulder owee to stop hurting before you train? Are you training now?

    A Clarification on the Squat Grip | Mark Rippetoe

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    Iíve been training for the last few weeks at my starting weight for LP, without lifting any heavier, just to concentrate on form before starting LP. And my squat grip discrepancy hasnít improved. Thereís no pain when I squat, but my left wrist is in compression compared to my right.
    Commence LP with discrepancy?
    Commence and make the right wrist match the left?
    Hold off until itís hopefully fixed?

    Thanks Mark.

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