Okay, so, my lower back sucks. Really, really bad. I’ve tried working it out, but when I try doing deadlifts & squats I feel like it’s going to go out on me (I’ve thrown it out once at the gym, and a few times outside the gym). I can only deadlift and squat about 100-150 lbs (yeah, lbs…) before it starts feeling like it could go out.
I really need to work on it, but I’m just concerned that I’ll end up throwing it out again if I don’t spend a month or so working on my stabilizers and easing into deads/squats. For now I’m planning on doing DB lunges in place of squats, but I’m not really sure what would be a good stepping stone exercise for my back. I’m thinking back extensions might be less risky, but I’m not sure and would like to get some advice on what I should do.
Also, I was hoping to get a quick critique of my routine:
Legs (DB Lunges. Ultimately Squats)
Calf Raises, if the wife isn’t done working out yet…
DB Bench Presses
DB Military Presses
Lower Back (Ultimately Deadlifts. Until then, ???)