do you wear a belt?Some would disagree with me on this,but if you do ,stopwearing one.Go back down to about 40% 1rm,and work your way back up over the course of a few weeks.I wore a belt for years,ever going heavier on squats.Backpain kept getting worse,right above my waist.I was told to lose the belt but I was stubborn...It seemed so contradictory to everything I was ever taught.
Back pain got so bad I couldnt put the plates away when I was done,and had to leave as soon as squats were over in my leg wo.
Finally I decided it was "try something new or stop squatting"Well I wasnt gonna stop squating...so I lost the belt for squats and dl,beleive it or not.Last saturday I set new pr in squat.Not gonna mention weight because 1.Im really a bbuilder not plifter
2.its beside the point
what Im telling you is In just 3 months of squatting with no belt(2x a week)I am squatting more wieght than I ever did before with a belt .The best part?0 back pain!true story.