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    Front squats and neck pain

    wondering if anyone can help here, after a set or two of front squats on the free rack, I develop a painful knot on the back of my neck. I have to stop because it gets so cramped. Anyone have any insights on form that might help?
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    Originally Posted by pure_ecto View Post
    wondering if anyone can help here, after a set or two of front squats on the free rack, I develop a painful knot on the back of my neck. I have to stop because it gets so cramped. Anyone have any insights on form that might help?

    1. Check the bar placement.
    2. Don't strain your neck. Look straight.
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    i agree w/droppin the weight.. how's your form??? are your elbows pointed up??? (parallel to ground or higher is "ok")

    I hit a PR last night on front squats, after my working sets (of back and then front squats).....

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    Originally Posted by vegasdsm View Post
    I hit a PR last night on front squats, after my working sets (of back and then front squats).....
    How much?
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    Originally Posted by UtahRocks View Post
    How much?
    225 for a single... i had ~240 in me but after a 5x5 (@335) on back squats and pyramid on fronts my enthusiasm wasnt really there.....

    i did get a couple looks after i said "yeeeaaaaa buddaaaaaay.... light weight!!!" a couple times before i took the bar outta the rack...

    my delts are sore as **** today from the weight legs are tight... they will be sore around 10pm tonight... (imo)

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    ive always done em in a smith machine as i found it a lil more productive and a whole lot easier to balance. i think ur shoulders have rolled forward when doin it and has put a bit pressure part of ur neck thats y its sore. geez u boys are doin alright im just up to 225 since i do mine in the smith it doesnt compare.
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    neck pain

    Found the same problem with my neck after front squats. The pain and stiffness were unbelievable
    Had right hip replaced 4 months back and decided to go with front sqats. I guess there's a learning curve. Anybody have problems with holding there arms for the front squat .
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    Ive pulled a neck muscle. horrible pain took three weeks off. it was awful . good luck
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