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  • Strained trap from unracking bench press??

    This is the second time this has happened to me. I get myself in my tucked position (shoulders back, down and retraced together creating a nice arch in my lower back. Bar sitting right above my forehead. I tighten my glutes and quads and go to unrack the bar and...BAM...instant strain (with sharp pain) in my left trap. Workout is immediately over and I can barely move my head. This was during a warm-up set too so it wasn't like the weight was super heavy. This is the second time this has happened to me while unracking the bar during bench press (albeit it's been over a year).

    What am I doing wrong?

  • #2
    What kind of training do you do?

    e.g. hypertrophy, strength, endurance?

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    • #3
      Try setting up lower. Like bar lined up with your mouth/chin.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by djjohnnied View Post
        What kind of training do you do?

        e.g. hypertrophy, strength, endurance?
        Strength training. Mainly in the 4-6 rep range.

        Originally posted by Imprezivr6 View Post
        Try setting up lower. Like bar lined up with your mouth/chin.
        I thought this could be my issue. That maybe when I'm unracking the weight it's too far behind me and my traps are tacking the brunt of it trying to prevent the weight from falling back against the rack when I first try to unrack it.

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