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Marks / Scarrs on shoulders when squatting??

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2007/06/09 19:08:17 (permalink)

Marks / Scarrs on shoulders when squatting??

I have recently changed by routine and started squatting on a smith machine (i train alone).

Although I have started at 60kg for 4 sets of 8 reps which is a weight i feel confortable with until I get more used to squatting I find that I have red markes my shoulders from the edges of my traps which run just onto my delts, the best I can describe them is theyre like deep red scratches running from side to side as a pose to front to back.

Is this a normal as a result of the contact with the bar or is there a problem with my technique?

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    Powerlifter88
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    RE: Marks / Scarrs on shoulders when squatting?? 2007/06/09 19:15:08 (permalink)
    Probably burst blood vessels from the bar sitting across your back.

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    RE: Marks / Scarrs on shoulders when squatting?? 2007/06/09 19:20:54 (permalink)

    ORIGINAL: Ross88

    Probably burst blood vessels from the bar sitting across your back.


    It that a problem? is there something I should be doing different or is it normal?

    When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I have not a single bit of talent left, and I could say, "I used everything you gave me". - Erma Bombeck.
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    RE: Marks / Scarrs on shoulders when squatting?? 2007/06/09 19:31:08 (permalink)
    I get them too, I'd say it is normal. If it is really a bother for you, you might put one of those pads on the bar, but be very careful! I had one come undone once and have never used one since.
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    RE: Marks / Scarrs on shoulders when squatting?? 2007/06/09 22:52:07 (permalink)
    I get them from calf raised sometimes

    BURRR!!!
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    RE: Marks / Scarrs on shoulders when squatting?? 2007/06/10 00:31:59 (permalink)
    Yes it is normal. You have 120 pounds of iron diggin into your delicate skin.

    What do you wear? I wear a heavy sweat shirt when I squat. Some of the guys will take an old sweatshirt and chop of off the arms and most of the body of the shirt and use that for additional protection for where the bar sits.

    I hate the wuss pad.
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    RE: Marks / Scarrs on shoulders when squatting?? 2007/06/10 01:24:51 (permalink)
    You're breaking out in tons of little vaginas; this is caused by squatting in a smith machine

    I personally have a spot on my rear-delt that always gets scraped up pretty bad.
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    RE: Marks / Scarrs on shoulders when squatting?? 2007/06/10 01:27:23 (permalink)

    ORIGINAL: cricket_fire

    You're breaking out in tons of little vaginas; this is caused by squatting in a smith machine




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    RE: Marks / Scarrs on shoulders when squatting?? 2007/06/10 02:57:08 (permalink)
    Fold up a small towel and lay it across the back of your neck - works for me.
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    RE: Marks / Scarrs on shoulders when squatting?? 2007/06/10 03:00:17 (permalink)
    i use one of those cushion thingies that go round the bar

    still get them every now and then when it slides off though
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    RE: Marks / Scarrs on shoulders when squatting?? 2007/06/10 05:56:39 (permalink)
    I get it all the time after squatting, dont see it as a problem, doesnt hurt, and is gone within a day or 2
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    RE: Marks / Scarrs on shoulders when squatting?? 2007/06/10 19:52:05 (permalink)

    ORIGINAL: aldo

    I get it all the time after squatting, dont see it as a problem, doesnt hurt, and is gone within a day or 2


    Yeah same here.
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    RE: Marks / Scarrs on shoulders when squatting?? 2007/06/10 22:19:47 (permalink)
    First off training alone is not an excuse for using a smith machine.

    Secondly, feel free to follow the advice of wrapping stuff round the bar to make it more comfortable, but know this everyone will laugh at you behind your back and assume your a homosexual.
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    RE: Marks / Scarrs on shoulders when squatting?? 2007/06/10 22:23:31 (permalink)

    ORIGINAL: tony1blue
    Secondly, feel free to follow the advice of wrapping stuff round the bar to make it more comfortable, but know this everyone will laugh at you behind your back and assume your a homosexual.


    Very true, I made that assumption as soon as I knew it was being considered. Actually doing it will just comfirm everything

    As far as I know, forgiveness is for the benefit of the person doing the forgiving, not the one being forgiven
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