Soreness in lower back the day after squats... bad form?

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  1. golferdude

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    I did squats yesterday and I was starting to step the weight up after having being out of the gym for over a year until 2 weeks ago. This was my 3rd time doing squats in this 2 week period since I started lifting again.

    On the last rep of my last set my form slipped a little bit and it turned into kinda a shitty goodmorning.

    I have a fairly strong back and I do deadlifts on the regular, and the soreness I'm feeling is similar to the day after deadlifts but more in my lower back than the middle of my back.

    Bad form?
     
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    how does your form look.. are you leaning forward? or ass out and body straight up?...

    your form for deadlift should be ass out, chest out, body straight

    you should feel some soreness on your lower back, but the soreness that you get when you first work out something and you havent in a long time.
     
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    Since I started going deeper, the middle of my back has been getting sore. I think It might be caused by me GMing it up out of the hole.
     
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    i hear stretching your hamstrings lets you go deeper without good morninging the bar
     
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    werd, tight hamstrings ftl
     
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    bear frankly rover i dont give a "woof

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    Yeah...that could be it for me. My hamstrings are very inflexible. Should I be stretching out just before squats or more often?
     
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    kit99bar USPA Class 2, weak, old man!

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    lower back could be curving esp if you are going deep like ass to calf.
     
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    I thought stretch was bad, warmup good.
     
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    It happens to me if I let my form go. What always keeps me good is looking up and driving with my head out of the hole. It's hard to let your head (and subsequently your body) go forward if you are looking at the ceiling. Also, this can be a dangerous exercise... don't step up the weight too fast!
     
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    kit99bar USPA Class 2, weak, old man!

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    holy crap wow, any history of that guy?
     
  12. Skeletor

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    for me this changed nothing... what really helps me is doing some GHR's before squatting... this allows more glute activation which keeps the torso more upright.


    I get sore throughout my erectors after squatting just because I've been doing high rep lately and that is a new way of training to those muscles... new stuff always = soreness
     
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    his lower back is strong as fuck....pulled 881 in comp and 900+ in the gym with straps...

    WPO heavyweight champ 3-4 years in a row...
     
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