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2007/06/08 21:59:34 (permalink)
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Squat Diagnosis.

I have started squatting, but I unfortunately experience back pain if I don’t place 5 kg plates under my heels. Obviously, I have some kind of flexibility problem but I was wonder is it in my calf muscles or somewhere else?

JB.

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    RE: Squat Diagnosis. 2007/06/08 22:23:06 (permalink)
    My guess would be tight hamstrings, but I'm no doctor lol. I've personally found when people I've trained with/around have troubles with their back when squatting, it's due to tight hamstrings (pulling at the origin, rounding the low back).

    Does your back round at all when squatting?
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    RE: Squat Diagnosis. 2007/06/09 00:23:03 (permalink)
    Ditto!!!!!!!
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    RE: Squat Diagnosis. 2007/06/10 00:04:38 (permalink)
    Thanks for the prompt responses. I don’t tend to round my back, but I do lean forward. It even occurs to a lesser extent when I do front squats.

    JB.
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    RE: Squat Diagnosis. 2007/06/10 01:26:50 (permalink)
    Next time you're in the gym squatting, have someone watch to see if your hips drop (you get near the bottom, and you lose the arch in your lower back, and your hips get lower)
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