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The Bran Man
03-20-2008, 08:39 AM
This is my squat form. Is this why my lower back hurts? is my form that bad? I lift in a YMCA and it is to crowded to take a vid so I had to clean this in my apartment gym.

Squat
http://s207.photobucket.com/albums/bb206/michaelsrex/?action=view&current=P8110072.flv

Dead lift 135 no pain
http://s207.photobucket.com/albums/bb206/michaelsrex/?action=view&current=P8140074.flv

Dead lift 185, some pain
http://s207.photobucket.com/albums/bb206/michaelsrex/?action=view&current=P8140075.flv

Today's RANT

Ok this is a rant. I was at the gym today and was so PISSED! I have been on RESULTS now for over two weeks and just got another jug, nitrean and ets. However I think I am going to stop taking RESULTS and not start ETS until i get this lower back pain figured out. I am not going to grow if I can't squat of dead lift for ****. I dont know what is wrong?! If i squat or dead lift over 135 my lower back kills me then if messes up the rest of my workout. Should I try and find a good trainer and just pay him for a little while to see if it's all form. I will post a video of my dead lift form as well. A guy said at the gym the my lower back just may be really weak, he said try doing hypers and see how many you can do. I can do sets with a plate in my hand for 10 reps without much problem so do you think its really a weak back issue? I just cant take this **** I put to much time and effort into this and now I can't get anything done.

cujo1
03-20-2008, 03:13 PM
your deadlift form looks fine too me.

bjohnso
03-20-2008, 04:09 PM
Have you ever tried sumo deads? I have some chronic (mild) lower back pain from an old injury, and with sumos it's easier to keep a good arch. Try them.

With the squats, your knees are tracking pretty far forward - try widening up your stance a bit. Are you driving through your heels? I don't know if either of those could cause lower back pain, but fixing them is worth a try.

Again, like the guy in the gym said, your lower back may just be weak. Where were you holding the plate? Is it a 45 degree hyper? Were you using an explosive movement, or was it fairly controlled?

Killa Kurt
03-20-2008, 04:53 PM
Squat form looks a little shaky. Looks like your uncertain of where your feet are comfortably placed at.....you keep looking down and around.....and I can't really see but like someone already said it seems like your not driving through your heels. How tall are you? You look over 6', like bj said maybe you need to open up your stance a little bit. How long have you been squatting? I'm guessing you're at least fairly new to it.

Travis Bell
03-20-2008, 05:05 PM
ever considered wearing a belt?

I would guess that if that low of weight is causing you pain, you have an injury somewhere in there. I'd probably go to a doc and have it checked out.

The Bran Man
03-20-2008, 05:34 PM
ever considered wearing a belt?

I would guess that if that low of weight is causing you pain, you have an injury somewhere in there. I'd probably go to a doc and have it checked out.

I don't wear a belt, I have one but its not really usefull at this low of a weight. I find it makes my arch worese. I have been to a doctor she said she thought it was muscles. I know i need to drive with my heels more with my squat been noone seems to think my dead lift form is all jacked up so why the pain? Maybe just a weak lower back? I am starting to do hypers and maybe they will help out. Also when i do hypers with a plate i can control is well for 10 reps. ANd i am barley 6 foot. So i shouldn't get a trainer?