Today when I was squatting, I was getting twinges of lower back pain, sometimes just at the top holding the bar. The pain wasn’t too terrible (minor twinges actually), but obviously I think I should be concerned. My back squat form is very solid, I think I tweaked it with some sloppy front squat technique 3 days ago (didn’t notice anything at all until today though doing back squats).
Okay, so here’s my plan of action:
-Lay off the squat + dead work for a week; then assess the condition of the lower back during squat warmups
-Spend some time massaging the lower erectors every day
-Do bird dogs regularly every day (heard this was the best lower back rehab exercise?)
-Do some full-ROM GHRs during the break (back extension + parallel GHR); this will help get blood flowing through the lower back as well as maintain some conditioning in the glutes/hams
What do you guys think? Should I add anything else?