Summin Ain't Right
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Alright, I have a bunch of issues and questions that came up.
1. My squats.
After showing my form two days ago ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oyEmi0uhIUE warning video is sideways) you guys said the bar is too high for low bar squats. Low bar is the variation Rippetoe teaches so I lowered the bar, but it didn't feel right. It felt like it was mashing some of my cartlidge and I found a lot of the time that by the end of a set my hands would eventually go under the bar and hold it up around the "heel" of my hand even though when I started the set my hands were over the bar.
So my wrists were feeling pressure and my shoulder blades were feeling odd.
In addition, my quads didn't feel like they were getting hit, it felt more like some tendons were getting pulled, and believe me, I was going really deep, I was pushing my hips up and it still felt odd, awkward, and slightly painful.
What can I do better?
Should I just do high bar squats?
And I realized that when trying to get my grip as narrow as possible my right arm could get far more in than my left. In pic related when my right arm is high I can move it fairly well and smooth. However when my left arm is high I can touch my hands but my left arm is almost immobile and it's hard to move it like my right arm. Whenever I rotate my right arm, everything is smooth, whenever I rotate my left arm it's not smooth, like it keeps going and at one point it just instantly snaps to the next position.
What is this, is it natural, and how can I fix it?