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    Great- injured lower back on squats :swear:

    well i did it now, after everything i read about being careful and proper form and all that bs, i go to max out on squats and when i get to the bottom i use mostly my back and lean forward a little bit and now my lower, lower left back muscle (by my but) is so tight and it feels like i might have pulled it, i am so dam pissed right now.

    this really ruins my night and i hope i recover from this stupid sh**

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    If you strained your back on a 90lb squat, it sounds like you really need to work on your lower back strength. Make sure you warm up properly every time.

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    I did that about a month ago with 295 on my back. Didn't back out far enough and hit one of the uprights on the rack...I jerked and tweaked the hell out of my back. Took 2 weeks before I could lift again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beast View Post
    If you strained your back on a 90lb squat, it sounds like you really need to work on your lower back strength. Make sure you warm up properly every time.
    What lower back exercise would you recommend?

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    Deadlift.
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    Steps.

    1. ICE (3xday 20 mins on/20 off)
    2. Deep Tissue Massage (pay to have it done, get a loved-one to do it, or use a tennis ball)
    3. Chiro - if you think you have compression, I'd try to find one who uses Pro-Adjuster

    It'll take 2 weeks to heal, easy.

    Try to do: Reverse Hyper-extensions, Glute Ham Raise, and *light* Good Mornings. The first two are generally more difficult to locate.

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    Steps.

    1. ICE (3xday 20 mins on/20 off)
    2. Deep Tissue Massage (pay to have it done, get a loved-one to do it, or use a tennis ball)
    3. Chiro - if you think you have compression, I'd try to find one who uses Pro-Adjuster

    It'll take 2 weeks to heal, easy.

    Try to do: Reverse Hyper-extensions, Glute Ham Raise, and *light* Good Mornings.
    Thanks, I'll ice it tongith and then im going to do good mornings. i just looked them up so I know how to do them. thanks guys

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    Quote Originally Posted by must_eat View Post
    Thanks, I'll ice it tongith and then im going to do good mornings. i just looked them up so I know how to do them. thanks guys
    Whoa, hold on. Make sure you take it easy and let your back heal before jumping right back in there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BilltheButcher View Post
    Whoa, hold on. Make sure you take it easy and let your back heal before jumping right back in there.
    Exactly. Take it easy for a few weeks before you go jumping into those lifts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by galileo View Post
    Steps.

    1. ICE (3xday 20 mins on/20 off)
    2. Deep Tissue Massage (pay to have it done, get a loved-one to do it, or use a tennis ball)
    3. Chiro - if you think you have compression, I'd try to find one who uses Pro-Adjuster
    What does 20 mins on/20 off mean exactly? I don't get the off part.

    What is compression?

    Thanks =>

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    deadlifts and hyper extentions are good choices, heel up man
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    Quote Originally Posted by DiViN View Post
    What does 20 mins on/20 off mean exactly? I don't get the off part.

    What is compression?

    Thanks =>

    when using ice, apply the ice to the affected area for ~20 minutes and then take it off the affected area and leave it off for at least 20 minutes before applying it again

    compression is just pressure on the area...

    any time you take a course on sports injuries, they will teach you the basics:
    P.I.E.R.
    Pressure - this is why they put tensor bandages and such on injuries. Pressure on an area helps to limit swelling.

    Ice - Ice on an area constricts the blood vessels and inhibits blood flow to the area, reduceing and preventing swelling. Also some pain relief from the numbness. 20 minutes on, 20 minutes off, as above.

    Elevate - if it's an extremity, elevation will also help reduce swelling... this is why you see people in hospital beds with the leg in traction, raised up

    Rest - for many injuries, the best cure is to REST. Take it easy and avoid re-straining the area and give the damn thing a chance to heal.

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    I thought blood to an area was a good thing for healing, why do we want to constrict blood vessels? I mean swelling, big deal, I want it healed ASAP.
    Last edited by DiViN; 01-15-2007 at 03:51 PM.

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    I think Galileo was talking about compressed discs.

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