Lower back is weakness in squats...how to fix?

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    My squats have been sucking lately, can't move up in weight, etc.

    When I go down and start to go back up, its not my legs that can't get the weight up, my back will "tweak" out or move slightly and then it causes me to start falling forward.

    What exercise(s) should i do to strengthen my back for squats? I've been halfassing deadlifts for 2 or 3 months now...could that be it? Or some other back exercise I should do?
     
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    Deadlifts, Romanian deadlifts. good mornings , if you can do them with an arched back and not round
     
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    deadlifting time for you
     
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    squat more
     
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    static holds on a 45 degree backraise with a band behind your neck.

    cry in pain n00b
     
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    Deadlifts it is. I don't use a belt when I squat, but is it recommended every now and then? Like when I'm trying to up the weight or go extra heavy? Or just keep doing no belt at all?
     
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    how heavy
     
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    When you are at 90% or higher intensity (based on your estimated 1 rep max THAT DAY), OR when you are at 3 plates plus (regardless of intensity) is how I learned.

    That said, I think it varies by the lifter depending on what they feel comfortable with.
     
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    We all know, your totally the next Kevin Nee... until you find the next bandwagon strength sport :mamoru:
     
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    :rofl: At least you saw the funny. It was meant as a joke believe it or not :wavey:

    It's okay - I said a lot of stupid shit for a long time. I can take my licks until I get back to where I was + a lot more.
     
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    Your talking about 1rm, and me saying 90% of a 1rm is me just being a little more cautious, but coming from the same sentiment. As for competing, I'd like to one day... until then my competition is just with myself, and doing things the docs told me I wouldn't be able to.

    And I am ronery... I'm in the library with 2 other people working on a take home final :hs: You got me busted :wtc:



    :rofl:
     
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    I didn't spend last summer at LSBB. Thats for sure.

    I think I'm up to my quota on weekly christophers interaction though, any more and we both know how it will end up.

    Have a nice week :bigthumb:
     
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    i think its good to train without a belt especially if you dont have a strong core or lower back.

    "I would say that lifting with out a belt as much as possible has really helped strengthen my core and has enabled me to have such a strong lower back. I think that is the number one reason for my deadlift numbers are getting so high."- kevin nee

    i've been training without a belt since i saw that :hsd:
     
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    98% of this forum's opinions count for nothing to begin with, mine included. :)
     
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    but chris a belt also lets you get your legs etc under heavier weight. obviously using it for every set is a :nono: but if it allows your other muscles to lift more then why not :dunno:
     
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    450 dl crew
    405 squat crew

    no belt crew

    in in and in
     
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    Why would you want a band aid in your kinetic chain? A belt lets you get your legs under a heavier weight what the hell dude seriously? I never use a belt and will not use one unless necessary. I rarely use straps anymore also. I find all of that is usually pointless and that grip strength goes up FAST.
     
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    I agree. Most on here can't squat 2x their bodyweight or deadlift it.
     
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    you in bitch?
     
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