It can be useful whatever your fitness goals that you keep, some sort of workout journal or log. It is common for many people to go to the gym with no clear focus and to be frank not really achieving very much.
Following a programme and logging your workouts can help you keep focused and on track. Imagine your journal like a road map. It's going to help show you the route, keep you from side tracking and help keep you focused.
Some people complain they get neck or shoulder pain or discomfort when they squat and will use a bar pad to ease this discomfort.
A common reason why the bar may feel uncomfortable in the first place is because it is usually placed too high and ends up resting on the C7 spinous process (the little bony bump at the base of your neck).
So how can you help avoid feeling this comfort and where is the best place for the bar to rest when doing back squats.....?