HELP!! Cant Do Squats or Deads!!!
- 02-27-2009, 06:00 AM
HELP!! Cant Do Squats or Deads!!!
hey everyone, about a week ago i woke up with a huge pain in my lower back, it was always there a little bit, but it just got way way worse over night. i tried doing squats on my leg day and i couldnt do it! and i dont even want to try doing deadlifts because those target the area that is in pain!......WHAT DO I DO!!!! im afraid that if i take squats and deads out of my routine i wont make big gains and my upper AND lower body will get smaller!!! i can do everything else just fine like leg press and lundges n stuff...but i cant do the legit compounds... let me know your thoughts!!
- 02-27-2009, 06:10 AM
You need to figure out the problem. Is there a chance you've been doing your deadlifts/squats with bad form that may have led to this situation?
- 02-27-2009, 07:43 AM
I'd probably ask my doctor or a trainer to get to the bottom of the problem, you may just need to address the situation and then you can re-incorporate the lifts into your routine.
02-27-2009, 09:38 AM
Stretching, traction, and decompression.
02-27-2009, 03:24 PM
I have problems w/ my lower back that I see a chiropractor for occasionally. No big deal. I may have to skip a couple days of training but I'm better off in the long run doing that then I am pushing through it and having to take a couple months off because I really ****ed myself.
02-27-2009, 03:51 PM
i would definitely recommend decompression therapy. I had a partial herniation/bulging disk in my lower back and it really helped. I can do squats and deads with no pain at all, but im still lifting light on deads. you can either get it done at the chiropractor or at home. i would also strongly urge you to check your form and go see a doc about xrays/mri
02-27-2009, 04:12 PM
If it's spinal, find a good specialist. If it's muscular, talk to a deep tissue masseuse or just do self myofascial release. Sometimes tight hams or hip flexors (look up stretches) cause low back pain, too. So can weak lats and winged or elevated scapulae. So can lordosis.
Attack it from two angles - check your form, too. A good back to basics primer is a free seminar video by Dan John, you can find it in Google Videos.
02-28-2009, 11:00 AM
it feels like its muscular because when i stretch out my hams i can feel it pull on my lower back
03-02-2009, 08:12 PM
Do that then. But instead of trying to touch your toes, take a somewhat wide stance and push your hips back like you're going into a good morning. Don't let the spine go past neutral and into flexion. Slowly sink down and just stretch your hams a couple times a day.
I had some nasty low back pain that went away as soon as I did simple ham stretches before.
03-03-2009, 12:54 AM
true...whenever i do the goodmornings i feel a huge stretch in the area where it hurts...ill try that out thanks!
03-03-2009, 02:13 AM
I'm probably going to get some flames for this but go to a chiropractor, just make sure they x-ray you before touching anything. I would throw my back out three times a year for years. It's the one thing that worked for me. Doctors just give a pain killers, but a GOOD chiropractor will x-ray you, go over what they've found and tell you if they can help or not.
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