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Old 07-31-2009, 08:27 PM   #1
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shoulder flexibility for back squats?

Hi all, are there any assistance exercises that I can do to loosen up my shoulders to get them more comfortable with the low bar back squat position?

My shoulders seem to be pretty tight. They got slightly loosened up after doing the low bar squats for a couple of weeks, but then being at camp and then being sick took me out of squatting for a few weeks. Now my shoulders are tight again, and wondering if there is anything that can be done to bring back flexibility beyond just doing the low bar position.
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Old 07-31-2009, 09:32 PM   #2
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Re: shoulder flexibility for back squats?

band dislocates, stretch chest & lats
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Old 08-01-2009, 08:09 AM   #3
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Re: shoulder flexibility for back squats?

i agree with steven, the more you can open your chest up the further you can get your shoulder blades back and less your hands will have to reach back.

i feel your pain, ive just started going heavy (for me) in the low bar position and it def takes some getting used to.
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Re: shoulder flexibility for back squats?

wfs
http://idoportal.blogspot.com/2009/0...sequences.html

Recent post here on scapular mobilization is good in addition to the above
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Re: shoulder flexibility for back squats?

Thanks! will get to work on that right away
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Re: shoulder flexibility for back squats?

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http://idoportal.blogspot.com/2009/0...sequences.html

Recent post here on scapular mobilization is good in addition to the above
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