I think I did something to my lower back when I was squatting 3 days ago. I was squatting to heavy and it threw my form off. Its fine when I stand up and move around but hurts when I bend down or sit down for long periods. It mostly hurts if I arch my back. Im not sure if its muscle pain or spine pain. What should I do?
short term goal: 200
Long term goal: Lean 225
-█--------█- Squat: 285 x 3
......\☻/...... Bench Press: 235 x 3 (stuck there)
........▌....... Skull Crusher: 110lbs ez bar
......./ \......Standing Shoulder Press: 115lbs (barbell)
"I am always doing things I can't do, that's how I get to do them." Pablo Picasso
I have this too, esp. after good deadlift workout... I think it's muscle pain. But it might still be sight of too much load maybe..
Bench Press 60kg 5x5
Squats 77,5 kg 5x5
Deads 112,5kg 5x5
BB Rows 80kg 5x5
Overhead Pr. 40kg 5x5
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I used to get the same thing. I started doing weighted hyperextensions and my lower back is stronger than ever. I feel great after squats(245lbs)
Sounds like what happens to me if I push the lower back too hard. Starts to go from sore to light strain. Its hard to tell not having you here, but you can jack yourself up good if you don't rest it well. Don't ask how I know.
A child does not learn to squat from the top down. In other words, he does not suddenly make a conscious decision one day to squat. Actually, he is squatting one day and make the conscious decision to stand. Squatting precedes standing in the developmental sequence. This is the way a child's brain learns to use the body as the child develops movement patterns. Therefore, a child is probably crawling, rocks back into a squatting position with the back completely relaxed and the hips completely flexed, and stands when he has enough hip strength. This approach makes a lot of sense and can be applied to relearning the deep squat movement if it is lost. -Gray Cook
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