First time posting here. Just wanted some form advice as USAPL raw nationals is slowly approaching and my body is starting to reject my training.
Some background information:
I lift in the 66kg Teen 3 divison. Best numbers in competition were 402, 226, 501.5. Recently did a mock meet at my gym and hit 445, 245, 535. I recently finished the PH3 program and now I am doing Candito's 6 week program.
After high volume squats, I will often get bad calf pain on the top and outer sides of my calves. It hurts during the squats and after and seriously limits my ability to squat in the next session. Other then that, everything else seems okay during squats. My next issue is low back pain. I think its from both squatting and deadlifting. It doesn't happen during the lift, only when I am sitting. It's not sharp pain and I went to physical therapy for it. They said is was a muscle issue and that smaller muscles in the low back are not keeping up with my lumbar's and are causing issues. The x-ray looked fine. I was never able to complete my physical therapy due to some other reasons.
Here is my latest training session. I really tried to focus on form by keeping my legs out more on the squat and staying on my mid foot. I normally like to squat very narrow and sometimes I come onto my toes. Today my calves didn't hurt as I spread my feet apart more. Also tried to reduce any buttwink. Sorry for restricted camera angles.
IMG_0394 by ricky merchant, on Flickr
IMG_0395 by ricky merchant, on Flickr
Deadflift - 405 warmup
IMG_0393 by ricky merchant, on Flickr
deadlift - 455x3
IMG_0392 by ricky merchant, on Flickr