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    I noticed that the barbell is leaning to my left side when I Press or Squat. Not sure if this is a result of muscle imbalance or perhaps LLD, but I also experience discomfort on the right side of my back.

    Any idea(s) why this is happening and how to fix it?

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    I think the best place to start is to be more meticulous with your technique - you are too fast and loose. Dip under the bar and create your proper setup position before you *slowly* stand up with the bar and *slowly* take it out of the rack. Don't rush getting your stance and make sure you are super tight in your abs and quads before you start each rep. Keep elbows in and slightly in front of the bar (tight armpits). Don't rush into each rep - get your proper setup, take a breath and get tight before doing each successive rep. Implement all of these things and then let's see how things look.
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    Thanks, Coach! Do you believe that this may be the root cause of my right upper back pain?

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    Does anyone else have any ideas and or suggestions?

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    It's not always easy to pinpoint root causes of pain, but dialing your technique is a sound way to start. Sometimes it does the trick.
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