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Leg Curl Back Pains

I experience back pains whenever I do seated leg curls, and whenever my hammies are sore, my back gets sore as well. What does this mean? What can I do to fix this?

FYI, my last workout was:
A. Snatch, 8x2
B. Long Jump, 8x2
C. Leg Curl, 3x7
D. Reverse Hyper, 3x7
E. Dynamic Lunge, 3x6
F. Leg Curl, 3x7

Stretch, when your hamstrings get tight, your back becomes tight as well.

What kind of stretching would work? How do I incorporate it in workouts?

Pre-work out should be dynamic stretching and post stretching should be Static and isometric.

why are you doing so many leg curls?

[quote]tdopb wrote:
Pre-work out should be dynamic stretching and post stretching should be Static and isometric.[/quote]

In all my workouts or just my leg days?

[quote]gi2eg wrote:
why are you doing so many leg curls?[/quote]

My hamstrings are weak. Hip extension movements (RDL, reverse hypers, etc.) don’t help because I’m glute dominant. I have to isolate my hamstrings somewhow. It actually helps to leg curl before reverse hypers because I get to feel my hamstrings more, which could help with the mind-muscle connection.

[quote]undeadlift wrote:
It actually helps to leg curl before reverse hypers because I get to feel my hamstrings more, which could help with the mind-muscle connection.[/quote]

Or it could make your back work harder. Tricky balance… Maybe leave out the hypers and see what happens.

could be tight hip flexors too.

i second the tight hip flexor thing.

i wouldn’t worry too much about the glute dominance thing at this point.

flex your knees and the hamstrings will work.

[quote]gi2eg wrote:
i second the tight hip flexor thing.

i wouldn’t worry too much about the glute dominance thing at this point.

flex your knees and the hamstrings will work.[/quote]

You mean hips?

[quote]undeadlift wrote:
tdopb wrote:
Pre-work out should be dynamic stretching and post stretching should be Static and isometric.

In all my workouts or just my leg days?[/quote]

all of your work outs

[quote]undeadlift wrote:
gi2eg wrote:
i second the tight hip flexor thing.

i wouldn’t worry too much about the glute dominance thing at this point.

flex your knees and the hamstrings will work.

You mean hips?[/quote]

Not quite sure what you’re referring to, but…

For example, when you sprint, your knees will flex, your hamstrings will work.

Honestly, are you sure that you need to be worrying about glute dominance? Why do you think your hamstring strength is holding you back?

What about glute-ham raises? These work better than leg curls IMO.

Ah, so you really meant knees. I thought you said something related to the hip flexor thing you mentioned.

I read Deadlift Diagnosis. My weakness is from the floor, and I figured the hamstring theory is most plausible. Yeah, it says to ignore leg curls, but I simply can’t feel my hammies in the hip extension and single-leg movements, unless I do the leg curls first.

[quote]dfreezy wrote:
undeadlift wrote:I have to isolate my hamstrings somewhow.

What about glute-ham raises? These work better than leg curls IMO.[/quote]

I’d love to. If only we had a machine or my hammies are strong enough to do the natural version.

[quote]undeadlift wrote:
dfreezy wrote:
undeadlift wrote:I have to isolate my hamstrings somewhow.

What about glute-ham raises? These work better than leg curls IMO.

I’d love to. If only we had a machine or my hammies are strong enough to do the natural version.[/quote]

try band assisted negatives.

or do more deadlifts…strength will come in time

[quote]gi2eg wrote:
try band assisted negatives.

or do more deadlifts…strength will come in time[/quote]

I’d also love to try bands, but I could find bands anywhere in my country.

I’d love to do more deadlifts if it wasn’t for the reason why I opened this topic, which is my aching back.

[quote]undeadlift wrote:
gi2eg wrote:
try band assisted negatives.

or do more deadlifts…strength will come in time

I’d also love to try bands, but I could find bands anywhere in my country.

I’d love to do more deadlifts if it wasn’t for the reason why I opened this topic, which is my aching back.[/quote]

sorry, overlooked the part where you mentioned deadlifts hurting your back too.

Do you think you might have a disc injury? Things that fixed my back (herniation l5-s1):

not deadlifting/squatting
single leg work
birddogs/curlups/planks/sideplanks
hip mobility stuff (including static stretching for the hip flexors)
restricting range of lumbar motion

[quote]gi2eg wrote:
undeadlift wrote:
gi2eg wrote:
try band assisted negatives.

or do more deadlifts…strength will come in time

I’d also love to try bands, but I could find bands anywhere in my country.

I’d love to do more deadlifts if it wasn’t for the reason why I opened this topic, which is my aching back.

sorry, overlooked the part where you mentioned deadlifts hurting your back too.

Do you think you might have a disc injury? Things that fixed my back (herniation l5-s1):

not deadlifting/squatting
single leg work
birddogs/curlups/planks/sideplanks
hip mobility stuff (including static stretching for the hip flexors)
restricting range of lumbar motion
[/quote]

Disc injury? Hmm, well my back stops getting sore as soon as my hammies aren’t sore. I doubt it’s just my back, but I’ll have it checked anyway. Those are helpful advice, BTW. Thanks.