Lower back strain... alternative leg workout to squats?

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  1. Skeletor

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    I sprained something in my lower back (definitely not spinal) from squats or DL's.... It's not that intense but it got worse with my workout yesterday where I stupidly dod squats and dl's anyway.

    What are some freeweight leg exercises I can do that won't bother my lower back?
     
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    take a rest?

    or go somwhere to do leg presses and take ur back out of the equation.. anything with free weights is typically going to involve a full body movement which may put some stress on ur back.. take a couple days off and be safe
     
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    yeah I'm thinking 2 weeks off from anything lower-back involved. That may sound like a lot but I really don't want any recurring injuries... Kind of sucks because I just finished my second week of lifting, so hopefully y taking 2 off from squats/dl's I won't be losing any progress I made or unevenly building upper body/lower.

    Not to mention my lower back is the weakest link in my chain, which is why it was sprained in the first place... :eek3: when I get better I should start doing pin pulls
     
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    bulgarian squats, lunges
     
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    just stretch it and eat a lot.. when u get back to working on ur back, concentrate on some LIGHT deadlifts/gm's/pullthroughs to strengthen your lower back.. light weight + good form will help you a great deal to thicken/strengthen up your lower back
     
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    You shouldn't EVER stretch your lower back.
     
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    why not?
     
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    I figured it was being stretched enough by toe-touch stretching for the posterior chain. :dunno: So that's a bad thing?
     
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    Because you want stability, not mobility, around the lumbar spine. You want mobility in the hips.
     
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