back pain after squat day?

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  1. maxgohan

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    i did a few set of squats with what i thought to be some pretty good form and although my legs are sore as fuck i have a little lower back pain aswell...

    what could be causing this?
    bad form?
    should i just lay off the squats and just do leg presses?
     
  2. Adom

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    do back extensions to build muscle. seemed to help me. plus it stretches my back out.
     
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    how much weight are you pushing? do you wear a belt?
     
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    dru I want to blah blah blah

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    Weak core
     
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    Might be a form issue—which could be related to a lower back strength issue as mentioned above. If you're hips move a lot faster than your legs, it might be putting your back in a vulnerable position.
     
  6. maxgohan

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    not much at all, just a single plate on each side
    i'm only 155lbs...

    ok i will start doing some lower back exercises....
    whats the hotness in that? good mornings?
     
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    DO YOU WEAR A BELT

    weighted hyper extensions
     
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    lol the amount of retarded advice in this thread is ridiculous.

    If your back is hurting do NOT do back extensions or good mornings. Chances are it's just some inflammation, take some NSAIDs and ice it for 15 minutes a couple times a day, should feel back to normal in a few days or so.

    And wearing a belt wont do shit, especially when 99% of people wearing them have no clue how to use them correctly.

    And lastly, there is no substitute for the squat, leg presses included.
     
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    Yo Jeff, I'm pretty new to DL's and hit did a 1RM PR and also did like 225x10 which Ive NEVER attempted to go that heavy on for so many reps. Just the past day and my back has been hurting like a son of a bitch. Thing is I felt like I did it with good form too, is it just overworked?
     
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    What up Blade where you lifting in the Boro these days? I'm coming back either today or tomorrow for fall break and definitely planning on hitting the gym.
     
  13. Blade

    Blade Time to swolercize

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    soup dawg. I'm at Olympus on broad street for most of the week. Then I hit the one up on church for deadlifts
     
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    whats nsaids?
     
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    I might try and come lift as a guest there, a couple of my buddies from high school train at the one on Olympus. I'll let you know for sure :cool:
     
  16. Shroomy

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    Might just be poor form. Have someone check to see if you're rounding your back. A lot of people don't even realize that they're doing it. Sufficiently stretching your hamstrings will help prevent involuntary rounding of the back at the bottom of the squat, especially if you're trying to go deep.
     
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    non steroidal anti inflammatory drugs...advil for example.
     
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    dorian yates only did leg presses

    just sayin :hsugh:
     
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    It's not a replacement for the squat but that doesn't imply that leg presses should be avoided. They should each have their respective place in anyone's arsenal of lifts.

    Remember, the leg press restricts the movement of joints that normally adjust position during a squat, thus working less of your body as a result. In this sense, the leg press is not as "complete" a compound movement as the squat.
     
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    just send me a PM and let me know. I'll be lifting tomorrow and all weekend.
     
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    if its pain and not soreness i would ask someone at the gym to take a look at your form. make sure you're not rounding your back. :dunno:
     
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    There are plenty of body builders who don't even leg press or squat. Pur is one of them, I remember him saying he hadn't done squats for YEARS and he has monster quads.

    Hell, I haven't squatted or trained legs that hard in over a year and my quads are still almost 30" :mamoru:
     
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    Take a couple days off from squatting. When you get back decrease the weight to about say 95 and work on technique and form with high reps. Then i would do lower back extensions and a series of ab stuff

    After around 10 days bump the weight up to 115 and see how ya do. If you feel good to go then go back to the weight you were before. I'd recommend still doing lower back extensions and abs
     
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    same thing happened to me. start stretching your legs (hams, quads, hip flexor, ITB, glutes, piriformis) once or twice a day and you should be good. start doing dynamic warm ups too.
     
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