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Roman Chair Squats for Herniated Discs?


#1


Im on the comeback from 3 prolapsed discs & need a squat replacement - im currently doing overhead squats, but im thinking roman chair squats would be even better (as in strengthening quads whilst lowering stress on the lumbar), similar to above


#2

http://www.tmuscle.com/free_online_article//bulletproof_that_back read all 3
http://tnation.tmuscle.com/free_online_forum/sports_body_training_performance_bodybuilding_strength/the_lumbar_stability_thread


#3

I have been doing hip belt squats a lot the past few months and have grown to like them a lot. They are awkward at first but once you get used to them they will torch your quads without putting pressure on your low back. I bought a hip belt from Ironmind but you could also use a dip belt.

Here's what they look like.


I also would try some single leg work with dumbells.

Hope you feel better and good luck