lower back pain during squats
- 07-20-2009, 01:10 PM
- 07-20-2009, 02:37 PM
your chest is leaning out too far. lower the weight a bit and focus on form, and see what gives.
- 07-20-2009, 02:47 PM
07-20-2009, 05:02 PM
07-20-2009, 05:09 PM
07-21-2009, 09:08 AM
Just keep it neutral straight ahead. Don't look up or down. And definitely don't turn sideways to check yourself in a mirror. I've seen some people do this and scares the crap out of me. Doing squats or deadlifts.
07-21-2009, 09:09 AM
- 5'10" 220 lbs.
- Join Date
- Jan 2006
Is it a compressed feeling or is the muscle feel strained?
M.Ed. Ex Phys
07-21-2009, 09:49 AM
Something like this is nearly impossible to figure out over the internet without video. My guess would be that it's something related to your technique, but it's only a guess. If you can get some video put up you can get much more specific feedback.
07-21-2009, 02:03 PM
07-21-2009, 02:06 PM
07-21-2009, 02:57 PM
To squat without your knees flairing you are sitting back more, if you are not wide enough in your base and long legged this is going to cuase you to have to bend over more to reach parallel, i know, i have this problem as well. You can try squatting with a wider base, this will allow you to sit back a little more without bending so much. If you can't squat with a wider base thier are a few options like wearing really loose powerpants or doing more box squats. This is a guess because like said above, without a video it is tough to diagnose.
07-21-2009, 04:24 PM
08-03-2009, 07:23 PM
Thats a great point your head should be straight ahead or even up slightly. A friend of mine had the same problem and found this www.customizedworkoutplans.com which goes over exercise technique and they recently reviewed the back squat showing you how not to do it and how to do it.
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