I need some advice here. I have been doing squats on sundays and deadlifts on tuesdays for approximately 8 weeks now. I have been doing a warm up set with 135x10, maybe another warm up, then adding weight and doing sets of 5. It looks a little like this:
The problem is that I feel like my spine needs a break from the weight.
what would you recommend? Here are some ideas I came up with.
1) Replace squats and deads with legpress+leg ext+ lunge, SLDL +hamstring curl+lunge respectively. Do this for about 4-6 weeks.
2) Try a different rep range. Decrease the weight, try a 8 or 10 rep and work on a narrower stance in the squat.
I am just a little worried should I decide to take squats and deads out for a few weeks that I should lose strength in those excercizes.
My other concern is that if I try a lighter weight and higher reps, I don't know what weight to use?