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    Default Brachialis elbow pain with heavy squats

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    Ripp,

    Iím a 47yo former college baseball player that recently started back lifting weights for strength improvement. Iíve been doing the starting strength NLP for the last 9 weeks with great success. Iíve been very consistently progressing with all lifts as expected.

    Currently my 5 rep 3 set numbers are:
    Squat - 163 kg
    Bench - 105 kg
    DL - 158 kg
    Press - 65 kg

    Unfortunately last week started having significant brachialis elbow pain (Only left elbow)with squatting. I have pretty poor shoulder mobility so started off with a pretty wide grip. In trying my first attempt at 108 on bench after a heavy squat I had to rack the weight after 3 reps but more from the elbow pain. I have tried to change my grip, chalk the bar/my back, widen my grip, lean over more, lean over less, but still killing my other lifts after squats. I have even thought of using one of the cheater bars to take the pressure off of it for my heavy sets. I donít want to stop squatting but the elbow pain is killing me. I even went today with doing my upper body first so wouldnít be as painful. Any suggestions?

    Thanks

    Thad Carnine

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    Post a squat video.

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    While we wait for the video I would advice that you check your rack hook bolts and make sure they aren't to high. Unracking a heavy barbell off of high rack bolts have caused me elbow pain. Next, while you fix your form and wait for the pain to reside use some elbow sleeves. This will allow you to train while you heal.

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    having issues uploading...

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    sorry for the delay thanks




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    have you read any of the books?
    or watched any other videos?

    nope

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    Thanks for the constructive criticism

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    How about this: Do not post above-parallel squats on these forums. We're not here to give constructive criticism to people who have not taken the time to inform themselves. Especially considering the fact that this is addressed in the book and and on about 500 previous posts.

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    starting strength coach development program
    do you not recognize a half squat ?

    your heels are 2 inches too wide,
    your toes should point out more, like 30* each side,
    your knees need to shove out and track over your toes,

    your hip crease needs to get below your knee cap,
    you need to take 1/2 the weight off the bar to do all these.

    read a book, (there are 3), and watch Rip's videos, and other squat technique requests here.

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