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    hoyle21 is offline Junior Member
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    Help Please-Not going to be able to squat

    How else can I work my Glutes without putting pressure on my back? I can to leg extensions and curls, but not sure how to work my butt.

    I have an old football injury that resulted in a laminectomy at L4-L5 about 10 years ago, and I have a few other disk that are not 100% correct. Squatting today I felt the sting, so I am just going to give it up, but am looking for good quality exercises to do to work the same muscle groups without involving my back.


    Thanks in advance guys!

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    can you do lunges? those hit my glutes pretty good

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    hoyle21 is offline Junior Member
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    Quote Originally Posted by kalspic View Post
    can you do lunges? those hit my glutes pretty good
    I dunno, I can try it I guess. Not sure how it will feel. I can probably get away with less weight on the lunges. Ill try it out next week.

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    l2elapse is offline That don't kill me, can only make me stronger
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    lunges

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    Can you front squat? How about hack squats? And lastly, does you gym have a Cambered safety squat bar? If so, use that to squat. Lots of strength athletes with previous back issues use this to squat instead of a regular bar.

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    Dip belt squats. It will take the loading off of your spine.

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    hoyle21 is offline Junior Member
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    Thanks for the advice guys, Im going to have to research theses methods later. My back is screwed today. Took me an hour to finally get out of bed. Lots and lots of pain. Ill be headed to the doc tomorrow.

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