Alternatives to squats and deadlifts?

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  1. lif

    lif New Member

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    Now now...i've been around here long enough to know the types of responses I will get.

    My lower back muscles were injured from a deadlifting accident combined with having immobile verterbrae in my back. I was unable to workout for 3 months and was just given the go ahead again with a couple caveats: no compressive forces on my back (squats, leg press, etc) and no deadlifts.

    So, with that, I am wondering what are viable options to squatting and deadlifting to work the legs/erectors?
     
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    Single leg squat
    Lunges (all types of variations)
    Step-ups
    Bulgarian split squat
    Single leg RDL
    Belt squat
    Pullthrough (with neutral spine)
    Birddog
    Glute ham raise
    Glute bridge (double and single leg)
    Leg extension
    Leg curl
     
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    Birddog
    Glute ham raise
    Glute bridge (double and single leg)

    what are these? especially a birddog haha
     
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    Hyperextension, leg extensions, leg curls, lunges, bulgarian split squats, glute ham raise to name a few

    edit: didn't see Ceaze's post oops
     
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    Birddog

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    Glute Ham Raise

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    Glute Bridge

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    Just to make sure i got em right
     
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