Having injured my back during summer 2010 (breakdown of posture squatting using heavy weight with minimal rest) I visited a chiropractor and was told that I have trapped a nerve in my lower back and since have been on a course of adjustments to rectify this.
With things feeling better after a 2 month break from lifting, I began on the I,Bodybuilder program where things were going well, until last week when I began the leg phase.
A long story short, I am looking for a substitute to the back squat for this program as having read many articles and forums I am torn between persevering with lighter squats or trying out hack squats.
I have never done hack squats so have no idea of their benefits/potential, and light squats just wont get the gains I’m after…
Anyone with advice/experience on the most affective alternative would be much appreciated.
NB I,bodybuilder back squat session is 6 x 3rep ramping sets