🚨 DO YOUR HANDS FALL ASLEEP DURING SQUATS? 🚨
The neurovascular sleeve is a structure that passes through the shoulder and into the hand and consist of nerves and blood vessels. It is responsible for innervating and supplying blood to the tissues into the arm.
Depending on your mobility and anatomy, supporting the barbell on your back during a high bar back squat can vary. If there is restrictions in the shoulder and thoracic spine, the lifter can hyper extend the wrist and push the elbows too far backwards to create a shelf for the barbell. This can result in the shoulder rolling forward and further compressing the neurovascular sleeve in the shoulder and lead to symptoms.
Compression of the neurovascular sleeve can lead to:
💥 Numbness and tingling in the hands
💣 Coldness into the forearm and hands
🔥 A loss of grip strength with weakness in the hands
To minimize neurological symptoms into the hands during a squat, follow these steps:
1️⃣ Wrist and hands are neutral (avoid death griping the barbell)
2️⃣ Elbows parallel or slightly back in relative to the torso
3️⃣ Shoulders are in neutral position with no excessive forward lean
If you have difficulty maintaining this position, mobilizing the shoulder, thoracic spine and hips will help mobilize the correct areas of the body to allow for this position. Exercises such as shoulder dislocations, foam rolling the thoracic spine and hip flexor stretches will all contribute to greater mobility and eventually a decrease of symptoms.
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Out for a week or so to let some stitching heal up. I got my squat bruised looked at, and doctor thought it was an abscess, so we cut it open to drain the fluid. Turns out it was just swelling and scar tissue. I don't regret it at all because we're in it for longevity. What good are your lifts now if you aren't checking health concerns or issues you may have that can yield further permanent damage?Until then what we do? Watch videos of how much progress we've made 😂. Wanted to go into this powerlifting meet prep giving it my all, but of course the path is never as linear and as straight as you'd like it to be. How you handle the setbacks is up to you, but your mindset can make or break your entire success! -
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