Lower Back Question

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  1. MagicGAT

    MagicGAT New Member

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    I've been lifting for about 6 months now and Im beggining to notice some serious lower- to mid back pains and tightness. This is biggest in my squats and olympic lifts. but im starting to feel it in almost every exercise. At 15 im a bit worried that I could really mess myself up.

    My squat is about 295 (rep) now, and its only gotten worse so- is it bad form or somehting else. I also thought maybe it could be a lack of abdominal strength (mine is seriuosly undeveloped)

    Should I invest in some kind of belt, but what about the rest of the day?

    Please share your knowledge OT
     
  2. SteveO

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    wearing a belt is only going to make your weakness weaker. Fix the problem by doing lots of core work and keep squats incoorporated, just slowly bump up the weight
     
  3. MagicGAT

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    I had no idea the belt was bad in the long run :ugh: , thanx for the info
     
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    lower the weight and do slower exercises....DL, GM, etc.
     
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    DL, hypers, gm...
     
  6. Devil

    Devil I have become my terror. OT Supporter

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    wearing a belt is only good in cases where you're exerting maximal effort in an exercise that stresses your lower back, otherwise just incorporate exercises that'll strengthen it when you're not doing ME
     
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    If you can post a picture or video of your squat form it would be easier to see what the problem is. Other questions for you: how long has it been since you took a week off? Do you do any movements that work lower back (Dead lifts, Stiffleg deadlifts, back extensions, good mornings)? If you don't, its a problem, if you do and your weights are significantly lower than your back squat then you might want to think about letting your back strength catch up to the rest of your body. You could be overtrained or have weak points that are starting to be exposed to injury cause of your strong squat.
     
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    Devil I have become my terror. OT Supporter

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    i wonder if the girls saying he's hot actually type that with a staight face :squint:
     
  10. SteveO

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    it's myspace, so yes

    skinny = hot
     
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