So I'm having some trouble with my squats. When I try them I usually have pain in my left knee and my lower back.
I believe I have a good form but I would need second opinion. Because of this I've been doing leg presses and I don't have any of these issues.
Is this a good compromise? Or should I really consider getting someone to check my form and get back to the squats?
I can usually push about 360- 450lbs on the leg press (I've maxed out recently with 540lbs and the knee and back were fine).
Barely can do 180lbs on a squat without it really being painful. Heck goblet squats with an 80lbs dumbell hurt my knee.
(I posted this in the wrong forum first, I hope I deleted it properly.)
Thread: Help with Squats
02-12-2013, 11:19 AM #1
Help with Squats
02-12-2013, 11:33 AM #2
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You need to post a video of you doing them for anyone to help you out with form issues. Aside from just reading whats already in publication on how to do it. But knee and back pains are problems common with poor form. And most knee issues stem from foot issues. So again a video of how you would typically conduct on a normal training day is necessary for some advice.Audioholic - Paradigm Studio 100's, CC-690, Velodyne DD-15, Pioneer Elite VSX-94TXH. When I play my music loud, neighbors down the street hear it.
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Any suggestions on what foam rolling technique to help loosen it up?
I've also had problems with my sciatic nerve on that side. I'm beginning to see a pattern here.
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