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    Hey folks,

    Thanks so much to all of your previous feedback, I feel the upper body rigidity issue is mostly under control. I at least now know how to correct a rep if I lose it and overall been finding much less of that sag at the top and the good morning looking squats.
    Almost immediately after I implemented these changes (squeezing shoulder blades together, lifting butt & chest to set lower back into extension) I am now getting a pain in my left arm and shoulder. It started in the middle of the bicep and tricep, and just above the elbow. Now it's reaching into my shoulder more so and still in my arm.
    I've gone over form check videos to correct this as it seems to reasonably common but the pain was almost putting a stop to squats today. It also interferes with the rest of the workout as squats are first.
    I did have bursitis in that shoulder last year, I can also subluxate both shoulders which was a party trick I did too much as a kid and probably weakened and loosed the ligaments. I'm doing shoulder external rotations at 9kg to strengthen that more internally. Those don't hurt or have lingering pain like squats hurt the shoulder though.
    Curious if it's a mobility issue or a form issue or something else.

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    You need to make very sure that you are not carrying the weight in your arms. See how your elbows are moving up and down slightly during the rep? This has to stop. You will have to cure this with the pin firing protocol.

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    Depth?

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    Iíve started the pin firing protocol. Doing pull-ups rather than chin ups so wanted to be sure that is correct? Iím using a band because I donít have much bw pull-up ability at the moment so doing 4-5 reps over 20 sets.
    Iíve dropped squat weight right back down to 117kg instead of the 130kg.
    Should I have a break from the program for a week or two whilst getting this issue sorted? My concern would be to continue inflaming it with bad grip/form whilst trying to heal it.
    Iíve been paying a lot more attention to my elbow position this week trying to keep it in line with my body and not to high behind me me or too far under the bar where it starts taking weight off my back. Itís been okay at the lighter weight not sure how it will be when I get back to pushing PRs
    Also watching depth to ensure Iím staying deep enough

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    How to get rid of tendonitis - YouTube

    Are you still doing 5x5?

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    I am still doing 5x5 but trying to figure out new programming this week onwards. I’ve been reading the blue book and likely going to switch to 3x5 and keep barbell row instead of power clean. Then add the pin firing protocol after Workout B (Deadlifts).
    My goal is to shed a bit more bf to get around 15% and keep progressing with strength. I’d love to be closer to 180kg on Squat and 200kg deadlift by Feb next year without getting (staying) too fat to get there.

    Current Stats:
    20-25% BF
    Body Weight 110kg
    Height 6’5” 196cm
    Squat 120kg PR 132kg
    Deadlift 125kg
    Bench 90kg
    Bent Over Row 85kg
    Press 50kg

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    Quote Originally Posted by IsaacL View Post
    I am still doing 5x5 but trying to figure out new programming this week onwards. I’ve been reading the blue book and likely going to switch to 3x5 and keep barbell row instead of power clean. Then add the pin firing protocol after Workout B (Deadlifts).
    My goal is to shed a bit more bf to get around 15% and keep progressing with strength. I’d love to be closer to 180kg on Squat and 200kg deadlift by Feb next year without getting (staying) too fat to get there.

    Current Stats:
    20-25% BF
    Body Weight 110kg
    Height 6’5” 196cm
    Squat 120kg PR 132kg
    Deadlift 125kg
    Bench 90kg
    Bent Over Row 85kg
    Press 50kg
    This song never gets old.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Satch12879 View Post
    This song never gets old.
    Lots of folks come across from Stronglifts?

    Just did my first session yesterday with 3x5 and it felt way better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IsaacL View Post
    Lots of folks come across from Stronglifts?
    Lots of folks do shittier versions of this program and encounter difficulties that the NLP done as written solves. Stronglifts is just one of those among many.

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    starting strength coach development program
    Whatís StrongLifts?

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