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Do you old fuckers still squat?

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I’m only 34 and when I have the squat bar on my back it actually hurts my left shoulder to have my arms wrapped around the bar the way you would when holding the bar up there . Don’t know why or how . But it’s really annoying . Also 405 is a big squat lol. Depending on what gym I’m at depends on what I’m doing . But I always mix up my squats from machines to barbells . I love the hack and pendulum machine . The hack is my favorite by far . The one my gym has is great.
 
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Could only get 405x1 tonight...didn't eat for leg day.Screenshot_20220205-212506_Photos.jpg
 

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I hit 365 for 3 not long ago ass to grass. That's my best since all my surgeries and having a torn meniscus currently. I did hurt for like a week after. No more of that for a while.
 

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Squatting tonight. Pissed off. Not a good combo
 

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I started hitting the gym again since covid a couple month's ago got on trt and am only 3 weeks in. Had 3 surgeries on my knee cap still with pins in it for 6 years. Went to squat and the back pump was crazy painful. Very light weight on the Smith machine but I have to be very careful. I had to stop due to what I belive was back pump. Never had that before.
 

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You need to work around your injuries and limitations. If squatting hurts don't do it, but don't stop training legs altogether. Leg press may be a safer alternative because it is more controlled. Also a bike workout not only gives you a proper warm up for blood flow, but you can turn that into a full blown leg workout. Don't forget a 6" foam roller for quads it stimulates myofascial release. Poor blood flow causes a lot of joint pain.
 

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I’m only 34 and when I have the squat bar on my back it actually hurts my left shoulder to have my arms wrapped around the bar the way you would when holding the bar up there . Don’t know why or how . But it’s really annoying . Also 405 is a big squat lol. Depending on what gym I’m at depends on what I’m doing . But I always mix up my squats from machines to barbells . I love the hack and pendulum machine . The hack is my favorite by far . The one my gym has is great.


I have this problem too. Been saving up for a safety squat bar with the handles over the shoulder. I’ve heard they suck but I figured I’d give it a try. I wish they sold an attachment that you can put on a regular barbell for this same affect. I feel like it might throw my balance off a bit tho.

since I blew my pec tendon out a couple years ago I spend close to 10 minutes just stretching shoulders before every single workout and my range of motion has gotten better and the pain is less but still after racking the barbell and stepping out from under the weight my shoulders still hurt so I’m looking forward to at least trying to use one of them safety squat bars.
 

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Here’s the last x-ray of my pelvis. You guys think it’s ok to squat…deeeep? :))
 

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Here’s the last x-ray of my pelvis. You guys think it’s ok to squat…deeeep? :))

Very few can squat deep and heavy after something like that.
(Phil Stevens (Strength-Guild) may be one of the only ones doing it).
 

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I don’t suggest realizing your dream of racing superbikes, if a bit late at 46. Although I would do it again, in a minute.

The complete break/shift of my pelvis severed several large arteries and I would have bled to death were it not for being airlifted to a cath lab for intervention.
This is the second attempt at repair. As you can see the hardware is again broken and doesn’t lend to stability. Any significant shift could again cause internal bleeding and no one here is capable of stopping it.

Still I use the stack for reps on the Cybex sled and extension/curl my ass off. Probably add perfect squat next month when I resume legs after a year off from major foot surgery. But that’s another x-ray.
 

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Yikes..
Glad you survived bud, scary shit... Bionic man type shit!
 

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We had a cold snap this morning in SoCal 46°
My knees reminded me why I don’t squat any more except to drop a deuce.
 

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Here’s the last x-ray of my pelvis. You guys think it’s ok to squat…deeeep? :))


That looks like my right femur and hip. I understand your pain. I still squat but I only use light weight and a smith machine (for balance due to nerve damage from the knee down) so arguably my squatting is for mobility and conditioning of the muscles used, use it or lose it is an old saying for a reason.
 

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Over 40. Id LOVE to but old injuries wont allow it.
Sucks.

Old school leg-press rack is my squats now.
 

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Hack squat, Pendulum squat, and belt squat, yes. Barbell squat, nope.
 

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Nope. I have a hip replacement and was warned against full depth squats and dislocation. That was enough for me.
 

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We should have a surgical metal thread in this subforum lol.
This is why I don't squat. It's 12 years old and hurts, I'd like to make it last at least 20 years.
 

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We should have a surgical metal thread in this subforum lol.
This is why I don't squat. It's 12 years old and hurts, I'd like to make it last at least 20 years.
Okay, I'm down. This isn't my x-ray, but it's exactly what I have in my right tibia. Next...
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That's a piece of hardware for sure. How'd you come by that?
Fell from a 25' rope climb during training and landed on my feet. Compression fracture of tibia and fibula, which turned out to be a career ending injury
 

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Really lucky you didn’t compress your spine.

We have a guy at work who has something similar in his femur from a motorcycle wreck. For those that have never had metal installed in their body trust me you don’t want it.
 

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Really lucky you didn’t compress your spine.

We have a guy at work who has something similar in his femur from a motorcycle wreck. For those that have never had metal installed in their body trust me you don’t want it.

It is kinda fun setting off airport metal detectors, lol I was lucky that my partner on the ground absorbed the brunt of my fall by allowing me to land on top of him. Otherwise I mostly likely would have broken both legs and did lord knows what to my spine.
 

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I'm 40 this year and although no expert I def try to keep the squat in the regiment . I go a little heavier when I use a smith maybe 315 or so , but when I sqait free weight I don't go up very high maybe 185-205 just rep it out , if my knee ain't feeling it I don't push it I sometimes get a pop in my left knee , not painful but makes and audible noise so I try to play it safe
 
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