First I want to say hi to you all. My first post, not what I would like to start off with though.
I'm a late bloomer when it comes to squats, but I started a couple years back. My question is how do you generally get injured from doing squats? Is it from going down too far? Because I was loosining up with 100lbs and went way far down and even bent forward and touched my chest off my knees akmost. Like a full tuck. I know this may have been stupid but I'm new at squats. When I do them I'm using good for but this one set I was almost stretching.
Bottom line :my back is screwed up BAD!! I can't even squat 45lbs now! I either have a back disease called "AS" or a back injury from squats.
Anybody know whats types of back injuries come from squats? And how long they may linger? It did feel funny when I did that set.
Last edited by zeder; 11-24-2001 at 07:17 AM.
You won't get hurt by going low, if you use good form. What you described sounds like you bent forward too far, and you probably rounded the lumbar area as well.
The movement you described is actually a exercise but I wouldn't suggest performing it until you've mastered how to perform the barbell squat and good morning safely.
As for injuries that are a result from squatting improperly, generally speaking you would see soft tissue injuries in and around the hips and lower back.
Asa far as recovery is concerned it can range from a couple days to months. I would suggest seeing your doc and getting a referral to a sports med doc.
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You should feel lucky, I did almost the exact same thing about a month ago with 290 lbs. Not fun, not fun at all.
Thanks guys for the info. Chances are my back probs may not be from lifting. But it's not easy trying to figure out where the prob really came from, unless you feel a massive pull at the time of lift, which I felt only slightly. Thanks.
I'd recommend not doing squats or leg presses for awhile, if you want to work legs do light leg extensions to keep from losing muscle.
I didn't see a doctor and my pain still hasn't gone away so you might wanna see a doctor.
Basically I'd give your back complete relaxation until it heals or a doctor says it's ok to lift.