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    Back pain after squatting

    Anyone have this problem? I've been going as low as I can and keeping a very straight back but I seem to be getting back soreness after squat day lately. Was thinking about going back to squatting just to parallel again

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    My thought would be to have someone video you during a few sets of squats so you can analyze your form. Some back soreness can be expected but you have to determine whether it's routine in nature or due to a glitch in your form.
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    That's a good idea thnx. I just found it odd cause it's never really happened before til recently. Like the last 2-3 squat days.

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    i also used to get lower back sometimes when squatting.
    Mine was due to tight hamstrings and glutes.
    Could be bar placement on your back also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mitch_91 View Post
    i also used to get lower back sometimes when squatting.
    Mine was due to tight hamstrings and glutes.
    Could be bar placement on your back also.


    Agreed, could need to work on flexibility and your mobility.

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    Have you taken a physical where they measure your leg length (each)? Do you do performis stretches pre workout? Are you wearing a belt?

    If no,no,no then something to think about.

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    I have talked to a physical therapist who is also a CSCS and multiple trainers with lots of experience on my lower back pain during squats. Every single one of them said the same thing. Squat slightly and I mean very slightly past parallel. That is all that is needed as far as ROM. Make sure your actually able to do the weight with a neutral spine as well. Your lower back should have the same arch throughout the movement and one last thing that will cause lower back pain is weak hamstrings. Weak hamstrings will cause your ass to dip during the movement putting a weird stress on the pelvis and cause lower back pain.

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    Hip flexor tightness destroys squat form.

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    I take 500mgs of Naproxen before I do legs and lots of stretching.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BG
    I take 500mgs of Naproxen before I do legs and lots of stretching.
    Do you do more static or dynamic stretching?

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    Wow lotsa input. Thnx. I'm gonna try the stretching and pick up a belt. Hopefully that helps

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    This is normal seeing, back pain after squatting. It can be due to muscle pull-up and may be due to heavy weightlifting or exercises. But if pain will getting severe and don't stop, then you need to concern doctor immediately.

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    Generally I watch out for A. Exaggerated lumbar curve and B. something called butt wink. I suggest you google/youtube both. Butt wink isn't always necessarily bad, but it can and should be avoided through stretching and mobility exercises.

    keep that core tight and just below parallel is all that is necessary.

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    Little scared to google butt wink lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by godkilla
    Little scared to google butt wink lol
    Haha that's what I thought to when I read that

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    It can be many thing. First thought you should work on you back muscles before lifting heavy squads.

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    Ha, yeah I guess the first time I was exposed to that term was while I was watching a video about squatting so my imagination didn't go crazy

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    muscular imbalances most likely you need to figure out wat they are tight hamstring could cause your but to tuck at the bottom eliminating the lower curve to your bc making you prone to injury could also be tight calves causing you to compensate by ford lean adding extra stress to your lower back don't do static streching before working out if your lifting heavy it will decrease your streangth dynamic before then static after you could also foam roll before

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