Well, it happened again, threw a wrench into my back. I’m not sure what’s going on because I completed a 70min workout of squatting (2RM squat ramp ss w/ 20 pullups in earlier sets, 2R squat EMOM, 3x5 high bar, 3x10 hip thrust) and I felt completely solid the whole time. It felt like a good workout, then I bent over to dry my feet after showering and something in my back just popped exactly like it did a week ago when squatting (which was with a light warmup weight that time, not straining at all).
So, maybe it’s my squat form, so here it is. This is somewhere 85-90% 1RM, the second last set of my 2RM ramp.
-Not sure what my hips are doing the second rep, if that’s bad. It looks to me like my glutes/abs aren’t engaged enough at the bottom of the rep and then halfway up they engage. It might be me trying to avoid low back rounding too much?
-Not sure if my arms are back far enough. Low bar kills my wrists, so might have to work on upper girdle flexibility or just suck it up
It could be my deadlift that started this whole problem. I would like to put up a video of that too but given that I have hurt my back twice in a week I think I will be taking it easy on squatting/deadlifting for a couple weeks. If my form is good altogether (…IF) then I suppose I did something to my back at work.
This sucks though, I’ve been making great progress and want to keep working hard. If it’s a form thing I have no problem dropping the weight down and getting it right. I need to keep lifting but this back shit can’t keep happening because it puts me out for 2 days.