Guys I just started squatting again after two knee surgeries and I can't get my form correct. My first day back I did 225x10 no problem and had an experienced lifting partner with me and he watched my form and it was great. I had no back soreness after that. However, last week I squatted two days and after that my lower back has been very tight, and I also have noticed I can't rep 225x10 or do as heavy as a work out as I could when I first started.
I feel that I am leaning too far forward. Yet, I don't have a partner now and can only go off what I am noticing. Any suggestions on how to keep my back more straight? I am trying to keep it straight while driving through with my hips. But, at the same time I feel if I lean too far back I will loose my balance.
03-22-2010, 01:05 PM #1
Leaning too far forward on squats = straining my back.
03-22-2010, 01:10 PM #2
I am guessing you're doing low bar squats? You might need to stretch out your hips, hams and ankles.
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03-22-2010, 01:11 PM #3
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03-22-2010, 01:18 PM #4
03-22-2010, 01:20 PM #5
Why not try doing box squats for a while, you'll have to lower the weight with these and they'll at least put you in good form and help you get into the rhythm of keeping your back solid with neutral arch right throughout. When you go back to normal squats they will have helped a great deal in sorting out your form.
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