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Belt Squats and Lower Back Pain?


I tried these the other day because i read that they don't cause lower back pain, but by the time i finished my 3rd set my lower back was quite sore. as far as i know i did not round my back.

anyone know what the problem might be? could it just boil down to the fact that i have a weak lower back?
since i train at home with limited equipment / space, i don't really do direct work for my lower back... i have a pretty strong core from doing weighted planks but that about all the attention my lower back gets.

any feedback would be great.


I am guessing your glutes and hamstrings did not feel like they were hit and/or pumped after you finished squatting? Are you squatting wide or narrow?


try goblet squats, or front squats. Sometimes the hip belt itself causes low back stress.

both the hammer strength hack squat and squat machine dont bother my lower back its pretty fucked up.