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jazer80
04-27-2004, 09:56 AM
for pussies? i did good mornings for the first time yesterday, and i'm bout to go do some squats, kinda wish i had one

JustinF
04-27-2004, 10:51 AM
Not necessarily. Not many people use them that I know of though. I find that it effects the balance of the bar. Your shoulders/traps will get used to it after a couple weeks.

Max-Mex
04-27-2004, 11:41 AM
Don't have the bar so high up. Hurts more when it's higher up on your back.

Saint Patrick
04-27-2004, 11:58 AM
I kicked the habit of using the sissy pad a few months ago, and never looked back.

WillKuenzel
04-27-2004, 12:20 PM
I've used them from time to time when I've had complications with my neck or upper back. They change the balance a bit so I didn't use as much weight but with neck or back problems that was probably a good idea. ;)

I don't think they are allowed in powerlifting compeitions but if you are new to working out, it might take you some time to get adjusted to the weight sitting up there. Do most of your warm up sets and your first working set without it (to help get used to working without it) then add it as needed if you must but I think you'll feel better later if you don't use it.

jazer80
04-27-2004, 12:54 PM
alright i think i'm not even gonna try it, squatted today and it didn't bother me much

jazer80
04-27-2004, 07:31 PM
never even had it

frazz00
04-27-2004, 08:21 PM
I don't like pads. WHat i do is i rest the bar just behing my top spine bone, along the back of my shoulder. Its the perfect spot for me. My traps support the weight well and i get no pain.

ulfar
05-02-2004, 09:39 AM
Dont like the pad either, because it has a tendancie to roll down once have the bard down further.

Y2A
05-02-2004, 10:33 AM
If you pinch your shoulders back and stick your chest out it will create a nice spot to lay the bar on your traps. This also helps with squat form BTW since youre supposed to be in that position anyway. Rest it on your traps, not your neck.

Ford Prefect
05-07-2004, 07:44 AM
It's about the feel of the steel, baby! :)

Chicker
05-12-2004, 06:31 PM
I don't use the bar pad, but I get the grip pattern bruised onto my shoulders. lol...

SalahG
05-12-2004, 11:40 PM
After two weeks of squatting, the pain in your traps goes away. I wouldn't say the bar pad is for pussies, just for people who are new to weight training.

Alex.V
05-13-2004, 08:28 AM
Even then, bar pads can be a problem. They slide, roll, shift, and otherwise do all sorts of nasty **** you don't want heavy objects to do while you're supporting them on your back. Avoid.

Isaac Wilkins
05-13-2004, 10:55 AM
I agree. Even if you manage to keep one stable, they pull your shoulders back and out of alignment, too.

What dragged you out of journals and into other forums, big guy?

WillKuenzel
05-13-2004, 11:27 AM
Even then, bar pads can be a problem. They slide, roll, shift, and otherwise do all sorts of nasty **** you don't want heavy objects to do while you're supporting them on your back. Avoid.Holy crap, maybe you're not just a journal bot. :p

Maki Riddington
05-13-2004, 12:25 PM
I'd opt to keep them on the floor if you're squatting max poundages.

Dedicated
05-13-2004, 02:33 PM
I have a bar pad and I feel it throws me off balance when squatting. I do not like it and I would not recommend it to anyone.

HighExpectation
05-13-2004, 04:59 PM
nope, no tampons for me

SW
05-13-2004, 07:31 PM
i tried one the first time i did squats and almost fell over. i just (and think u do too) needed to find the right position on my shoulders for no pain.