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2007/06/15 23:01:48 (permalink)
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Barbell Step-up

I,ve recently been experiencing some pain in my lower back, which is being brought on by my squats and Trap bar deadlifts. I,ve looked back at my schedule/training logs and suspect that the problem has more to do with the squat, rather than the deadlift. I recently purchased a cage and had started squating, wheras previously I had only been doing TBdeads. That leads me to suspect that I may have a problem with my form, as I train alone, not in a gym. I think I,m just leaning forward too far as I squat, and placing strain on my lower back. I,ve looked at all the info on the exercise (squat), and thats where I think I,m going wrong. My plan was to not do T B deads or squats for a few weeks, to allow the injury to heal completely. However when I return to this type of exercise, I think I should be ok with TB deads as they are very dificult to get wrong. So was planning to continue with them, although I,m wary now of the squats. I was looking for an alternative to the Squat, and was considering the Barbell Step-up. Has anyone used this exercise to good effect? Theres lss chance of me messing that one up..lol.....
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    RE: Barbell Step-up 2007/06/18 22:48:43 (permalink)
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    Oh Well, I guess no one does Barbell step ups
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    RE: Barbell Step-up 2007/06/20 11:45:30 (permalink)
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    Good exercise to incorporate as if the step is high enough you're almost doing a 1-legged squat to get yurself to the top of the step/bench, providing you don't push too hard with the trailing leg.
    Easier to keep upright doing these than squats if that's the cause of your LBP.

    Have you looked at front squats as a substitute for back squats. I too find I bend more at the hips than the knees and take too much of the weight on my lower back. Doing front squats means I have to maintain a more upright position otherwise the bar simply slips off.

    Some kind of squatting would be useful in a routine.
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    RE: Barbell Step-up 2007/06/20 21:42:07 (permalink)
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    Yes, I had kinda thought of the one legged step up as being good for core stability too. Front squat is also an option. Will start again soon on one type of squatting. LBP has pretty much healed up now
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