Before i start thank u in advance to anyone for taking their time to read through all this.
Ok, i’ve never really done much squats but have just tried doing them in CW’s 10x3 for fat loss program, abou 2 sets into the set of squats my lower back is KILLING me. Is this normal if ur not use to doing squats? Could this just b an unfamiliar pump? also their r a couple of wierd things with this back pain. Firstly i’ll try describe it as best i can
It seems to b all at one point, really intense, feels really tight and feels like i need to stretch it out really badly by lieing on my back and pulling my knees into my chest and other variations of that stretch. I guess the pain would b the same as if u tensed your lower back in an extreme s-shape (stick out ur bum as far as possible) for a long time. I reckon it feels as if i’ve cramped in that area (if that is even possible…)
I’ve had problems around that area before, when i go for a run and if havnt warmed up properly that area kills me and i have to stop and stretch about every 50m
I’ve originally had mass back pains in that area before, (after picking up something as heavy as 20kg my back would hurt after i put it down) but that has mostly gone away (my back has been good for nearly a year now). I suspect these original pains were from muscle imbalances cause when i first started going to the gym where did the classic bench and curl workouts and I’ve been remeding that with deadlifts etc. and it seems to have gotten better untill now. I dont think my original back problem was anything serious cause i had x-rays, scans, everything and the doctor said they didnt noe wat was wrong, physio just said it was tight and needed stretching.
Also i think poor flexibility could contirbute to my back pain during squats i’m pretty sure my back is rounding at the bottom of the squat (i’m working on stretching hip flexor and hamstrings)
Also this is the REALLY WIERD thing: after squats my back is killing me, i move on to bent-over rows and my back still hurts (i’m stretching it btween every set), then i move onto romanian deadlifts (the exercise i thought would kill it) but this seems to get rid of the pain. After the set of romanian deadlifts i am relatively pain free!
Maybe my back cant handle the high compressive forces? but i am able to do shrugs with 150kg with relatviely no pain!
Also to b able to squat i put the bar on my bench press surpports. As a result to get the bar on my shoulders from the supports i am sort of doing a half ROM good-morning but i am really far forward on my toes
Also the back pain hurts the most when i am getting the bar up (as describe in previous paragraph) and after i put the bar down, it does not hurt during the set!
I’ve done this workout two times and both times have been the same
Well thanks to anyone for reading through all this, its much appreciated.
Any comments or suggestions?
I’m thinking of stopping squats and switching the hack squats, or maybe even front squats if i can get my wrist flexibility up.