I very recently hurt my back. I think it was doing 25 reps in the squat, getting a little off balance, but I think it has been sneaking up on me. Not a heavy weight, but I was tired. My lower left back seems to get out of wack at times, it is what I have my chiropractor work on most of the time. I went to the doc, he gave me some muscle relaxant, and recommended going to a physical therapist if it bothered after a week. I saw my chiropractor, felt great, but then a day later when I was lifting a light piece of cedar with a customer, the back pain came right back, terrible. So I made an appt with a physical therapist, who gave me some exercises to do to stretch the back, and then we will do some traction. He thinks I have a disc problem. MRI's are expensive, so I will do this only if it is necessary.
Well, I like working out, and I plan to do so once again, but I am behaving myself for the time being, NoT doing anything other than some light kettlebell work, some ab work that does NoT bother the back, and stretches. I rest more.
Anyway, some time ago I inquired about those hip belt squats. It seems like it takes some doing to get an effective place to do them, so I just did not go buy any. Will these have less mpact on the back, or is the trap bar the best way to go? Right now I am not doing any of that, until I see this get sorted out.
It seems to me that being in the upside of my 50s, that while if I can return to hard exercise for my back, that I need to be sure of what will not hurt the back any more.
Well, thanks for any input.