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Squats make my hands feel numb

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2007/06/10 09:30:19 (permalink)

Squats make my hands feel numb

When Im doing squats, I tend to get a weird sleeping/numb sensation in my lower arm (below the elbow) and hands. Ive tried squating with both the naked bar, and with the padded wrap that my gym has. I get the same result with both methods though. My current squatting technique has me trying to rest the weight on my rear shoulders and not right at the base of my neck, as Ive read that this is the proper method. Any ideas? Im not even squatting with a lot of weight (well, its as much as I can lift for reps currently), 140lbs.

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    RE: Squats make my hands feel numb 2007/06/10 12:05:03 (permalink)
    It's probably because your shoulders/biceps aren't flexible enough to handle the low bar positon and it's putting pressure on your bicep tendon.

    Do broomstick dislocates before you squat and after.

    http://www.crossfiteastside.com/2007/05/dowel-dislocates.html

    That's the only vid I can find.
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    RE: Squats make my hands feel numb 2007/06/10 17:48:45 (permalink)
    Also, try moving out your hands a bit

    Good luck
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    RE: Squats make my hands feel numb 2007/06/10 19:11:42 (permalink)
    maybe you are relying on your hands too much to control the weight?i let the traps/shoulders take the weight,my hands are there for support and to stop the bar rolling back.
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    RE: Squats make my hands feel numb 2007/06/10 19:23:02 (permalink)

    ORIGINAL: trixta

    maybe you are relying on your hands too much to control the weight?i let the traps/shoulders take the weight,my hands are there for support and to stop the bar rolling back.

    Good point. At a meet I was watching yesterday, someone told me they saw a guy at a competition take the bar out of the racks, then take his hands off it, squat, then rerack. Must've had to have a damn thick upper back to be able to hold the bar with no support lol
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    RE: Squats make my hands feel numb 2007/06/11 16:15:30 (permalink)

    ORIGINAL: cricket_fire


    ORIGINAL: trixta

    maybe you are relying on your hands too much to control the weight?i let the traps/shoulders take the weight,my hands are there for support and to stop the bar rolling back.

    Good point. At a meet I was watching yesterday, someone told me they saw a guy at a competition take the bar out of the racks, then take his hands off it, squat, then rerack. Must've had to have a damn thick upper back to be able to hold the bar with no support lol

    well that just sounds ****ing stupid
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    RE: Squats make my hands feel numb 2007/06/11 16:52:32 (permalink)
    it may be just hand position, on the other hand it may be something else. A few years ago my training partner suffered much the same effects and it transpired that it was a nerve that was being trapped, leaving pins and needles down into his hands. a chiropractor has him sorted now and he's squatting as heavy as ever.
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