Weak lower back - help

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  1. Bruticus

    Bruticus half dead OT Supporter

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    When squatting, even a really small amount of weight, as soon as I go anywhere near parallel I can feel my lower back start to "give". It's like my posture is about to collapse. I've had my form checked by people who squat well and heavy and they said it was fine so I'm ruling that out. I've also tried the crappy squat machine (which basically sets your form for you) and the same thing happens so I'm not really sure what to do. I can deadlift fine without any similar pain and the same goes for all the other back lifts.

    Any ideas what the problem is or how I can correct or strengthen it?

    Cliffs - lower back hurts when squatting, how to fix?
     
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    BarbaraWaltersPegleg Irish Guido

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    needs more core work
     
  3. Hood Moses

    Hood Moses I part the Black Seas...

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    Hit the Posterior Chain
     
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    Any specific suggestions?
     
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    Hood Moses I part the Black Seas...

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    Deadlifts, Rows from all angles, Back Extensions, Pullups, Pulldowns, heavy ab work
     
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    Bruticus half dead OT Supporter

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    Done all of those except back extensions, not sure what those are. With the ab work I could focus more on obliques I guess, but otherwise it hasn't been too bad.
     
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    have you been doing heavy ab work? Like weighted rope pulldowns, etc? Do you use a belt when you deadlift?
     
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    LBSOHK do ya ?

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    kit99bar USPA Class 2, weak, old man!

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    keep chest up and put the bar lower on back to decrease the torque on lower back

    take a vid and we can give better advice
     
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    Yeah I've been doing some heavy ab work lately, weighted pull downs in particular. I've never used a belt on DLs.

    LBSOHK - Ahh yeah I've done those, but not recently. Guess I'll add them in.

    kit99bar - hmm hadn't tried moving the bar, will give that a go and will take a vid if I can.
     
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