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    what can happen with bad form in squat?

    i have a question. sometimes when i do heavy weights (like 350-400lbs) on back squat, i bend a little out of form. i still get to parallel, and my form on the way down is picture perfect. but sometimes when i come up (usually on the last 2-3 reps) i bend over at the waist a little bit. i keep my back nice and tight even in this position, but i dont know if its too late at that point? also, i try to keep my chest up but i sometimes just cant keep straight up. my legs can always get the bar up, besides the occaisional knee going inwards for a second or two, its never my leg strength thats in question. i think that maybe my back is just too weak?

    so am i at particular risk for hurting my back, and in what way? sometimes my back is sore for up to 4 days after squat. is this normal or way too bad? btw i wear a belt.

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    Work on your weakness. Goodmornings, RDL, SLDL, Back extentsions, reverse hypers. Good lower back and spinal erector strength is always good. Also, ab work will help some. Weighted ab work.
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    Oh, and dump the belt. You are weakening your core by using a belt. You will probably have to use a lighter weight, since using a belt can let you lift heavier.
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    Actually, I find I can sometimes lift more without the belt, but I wear it for heavier lifts to help me concentrate on keeping a tight core.

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    well i go beltless for all sets up to 300 pounds. after that i wear one. thats not too bad is it? and frankly squatting 400+ pounds w/o a belt when i only weigh like 220 is just asking for it imo.
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    -Then I saw a little african boy sleeping, and I thought...that is little Okeke, he is tired from herding all the goats and the big goat got away today.
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