Body Pump Bar

Last post 12-13-2011, 6:25 AM by kmdal. 9 replies.

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  •  01-14-2011, 10:53 AM 99496

    Body Pump Bar

    My legs are much stronger than my shoulders for squats, so I suffer from painful shoulders and neck when doing the squat track. Someone suggested it may be because our gym uses heavier bars and that buying a lighter one may help my overall pump experience. Dont want to spend out unnecessarily but would if it made a difference. What do you think?

     

  •  01-14-2011, 12:49 PM 99504 in reply to 99496

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    What kind of bar do you have? the black Pump bar ?

    Just saying, from a participant's viewpoint, that I don't think it will make any difference.

    If you go heavy, you need also to have a strong back and shoulders to  handle the weights  on your bar..

  •  01-14-2011, 1:12 PM 99507 in reply to 99504

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    Its a Reebok bar, black but thicker and heavier than the traditional pump bar.

    Cheers for your advice, perhaps I just need to get stronger then! :)

  •  01-14-2011, 1:54 PM 99508 in reply to 99507

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    Ok.

    At another gym club I practiced, we use that kind of bar too. It's a little bit heavier than the traditional Pump bar but not that much..

  •  01-15-2011, 5:07 AM 99552 in reply to 99496

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    The first thing I'd check is the positioning of the bar on your back: keep a little tension between your shoulder blades so there's a small "cushion" of muscles on the meaty part of your upper back to place the bar on. Hands a little wider than shoulders with elbows underneath the bar, chest should be open and the bar should be well away from your neck regardless of what type of bar you're using. If that's what you've been doing all along then I can't offer any advice :/.

  •  01-15-2011, 6:32 AM 99558 in reply to 99552

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    Now this sounds like good advice; perhaps a hand towel around the neck to cushion the bar could help too.
  •  12-09-2011, 4:00 PM 123480 in reply to 99504

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    Do you know how many kgs the usual Les Mills bar is?
  •  12-09-2011, 4:04 PM 123481 in reply to 123480

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    According to this site : it's 2 kg

    www.bikester.fr/fitness/musculation/halteres-barres-et-poids/230258.html

  •  12-10-2011, 8:44 PM 123526 in reply to 99558

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    miraza9902:
    Now this sounds like good advice; perhaps a hand towel around the neck to cushion the bar could help too.

    I'm particularly sensitive to the hard pressure of the bar when I have higher amounts of weight on it, so I bought a Velcro bar pad to use during squats & lunges. It works wonders.

  •  12-13-2011, 6:25 AM 123685 in reply to 123526

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    moX13:
    miraza9902:
    Now this sounds like good advice; perhaps a hand towel around the neck to cushion the bar could help too.

    I'm particularly sensitive to the hard pressure of the bar when I have higher amounts of weight on it, so I bought a Velcro bar pad to use during squats & lunges. It works wonders.

     

    At our gyms we have those "foam" type of "things" (yes, I'm sure that's the technical term) that wrap around the bar.  It's a really nice cushion against your back/shoulders for those tracks.  I'm sure they're pretty inexpensive. 

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