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    I've been having left lat pain on the days I do chins (70x5x3) and dips (130x5x3).
    Have you ever observed someone getting lat pain from a weighted dip belt?

    I stopped doing weighted dips and it seems to have correlated well.
    Any information would be appreciated.



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    Male, 27-years-old
    BW: 213lb
    Height: 5'9"

    Last work out weights:
    Deadlift: 490x2x3,
    Squat 405x2x3,
    Bench: 220x5x3,
    Strict press: 135x5x3
    (I LPed my upper body exercises from the 45lb, because I fucked up my shoulder and will likely need medical intervention at some point)

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    They bother my lat insertions at the shoulder too, so I can't do them weighted. Dips never bother my lats.

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    Iíve tweaked what I thought was my lat doing dips, but turned out to be serratus anterior.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Rippetoe View Post
    They bother my lat insertions at the shoulder too, so I can't do them weighted. Dips never bother my lats.
    It feels more like it's along the muscle belly toward the origin.

    Like I said, it could just be a correlate. I can't think of a good reason why it would bother the muscle belly of the lat and not the erectors/spine.

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    The erectors are strong, and they are only in isometric contraction.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Rippetoe View Post
    The erectors are strong, and they are only in isometric contraction.
    I was thinking more because the weighted belt is pulling on a narrow band on my back - like being constantly pulled into lumbar hyperextension.
    I don't see a reason why this would affect the muscle belly of my lat though.

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    I wasn't thinking in terms of the pressure of the belt, but rather the distal load on the lats. Maybe I don't understand the question.

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    You answered the original, but imprecise question.

    The precise question is "Can you think of a reason why excessive mid/lower back muscle soreness (approximately the muscle belly of the lat) would correlate with heavy belt-weighted exercises such as the weighted dip and chin?"

    Does that clarify my question?

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    I cannot. The only mechanism would be contact pressure, and that doesn't seem likely.

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    Alright. Thank you. It's probably just a correlate with something else causing it.

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