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    Senior Member charles_316's Avatar
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    kind of tweaked my back while squatting..

    tonight, i kind of tweaked my back while squatting... i felt some pain after squatting.. it wasnt sharp but was noticable... i have a high-bar placement and was doing 4 sets of my 8RM....

    has neone else experienced this? i also stretched and warmed up O.K before squatting..

    i dont think this is a big problem.. obviously, i dont like it tho
    Age: 25
    Height: 5'7"
    Weight: 175lbs
    Body Fat around 12%
    Biceps: 14.5"
    Chest: 38"

    Bench Press: 225 x 10 reps and 275 pounds x 1 rep
    Deadlift: 405 pounds x 1 rep
    Squat: 335 pounds x 3 reps

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    Yeah I messed up my back once while squatting. Don't mess around... See a doctor and give it proper time to heal. That means no lifting until there is NO pain! You only get one!
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    Probably one of two things is causing your lower back pain. Either your lower back is rounded (or rounding) at the bottom of the lift, or your hips are rising faster than your head out of the hole causing you to good morning the weight up.

    Could be any number of things causing these, but really keep your head back, chest out and abs tight throughout the movement and the head should be driving back out of the hole. Focus in on form for a while and see how things go.
    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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    To add to what Sensei already said, make sure the first thing that moves when coming out of the hole is your head. You should drive it back into the bar and then begin to rise.

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    my back was kinda rounded..

    i gotta stick my ass out tho rite?
    Age: 25
    Height: 5'7"
    Weight: 175lbs
    Body Fat around 12%
    Biceps: 14.5"
    Chest: 38"

    Bench Press: 225 x 10 reps and 275 pounds x 1 rep
    Deadlift: 405 pounds x 1 rep
    Squat: 335 pounds x 3 reps

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