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2005/07/24 00:52:57 (permalink)

Squatting back problem

Hey guys ive been squating for over a year. And i know i can bust out reps at around 300lbs but the problem is it seems whenever my legs are at around 90 degrees or lower i almost tip over because my back has trouble holding the weight. I know proper form and how to stay relatively on your heels but it seems the more weight i put on no matter if my legs can handle it my back has trouble.
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    kinkymisspinky
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    RE: Squatting back problem 2005/07/24 03:17:23 (permalink)
    Do you mean you're having trouble keeping your body upright or do you mean you're going onto your toes and falling forwards?
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    RE: Squatting back problem 2005/07/24 06:22:48 (permalink)
    well in waiting for your reply, if your think its due to strength in your back muscles.... think of trying lower weight without a belt? this would help strengthen your core strength and maybe you would have better control? just one tip I can think of off the top of my head. also i know you might think you have propper form but try videotaping yourself or asking someone who knows what they are doing to watchyou, just for another referance.

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    RE: Squatting back problem 2005/07/24 11:04:46 (permalink)
    yeah im permanent logged on so im always online if im not here sorry..

    Its a problem with keeping my body upright my back fatigues before my legs do. And I have had trainers watch my form before on squats but that was a while ago ill ask them again next time. thanks for the help guys
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    RE: Squatting back problem 2005/07/24 19:29:27 (permalink)
    alright well then what do you do for back work? are you doing extra effort on the side to try to strengthen the weakness? just a suggestion on of my favorites to strengthen my back are goodmornings and reverse-hypers

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    475lbs x3 - deadlift (belt)
    420lbs x3 - squat (belt)
    315lbs x2 - bench(wrist wraps) - Prefer dips/pressing
    Joined the army July 14th 04, damn their ways of exercising, comunist bastards =(
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    RE: Squatting back problem 2005/07/24 23:06:10 (permalink)
    my back work consisted of various rows, deads, reverse flyes ive never done goodmornings and i dont know what reverse hypers are
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    RE: Squatting back problem 2005/07/25 01:01:17 (permalink)
    Try squeezing your shoulder blades together tightly before you get the bar on your back (also gives the bar a nice 'shelf' to sit on). Take a really deep breath before unracking the bar to keep your chest high. Keep shoulder blades squeezed after the bar is unracked, make sure lower back is arched before you start the rep. Hold your breath as you lower yourself down and breath out when the eccentric becomes difficult. Don't look down. Make sure you push your hips back and down.
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    RE: Squatting back problem 2005/07/25 02:34:08 (permalink)
    rows and reverse flys arnt going to be the exercises to help your stability for the squat. I seriously would give goodmornings a try unless you have a problem with them, just remembre. PLEASE start light till you get a feel for them and dont substitute good form for more weight.

    209lbs, 5'9
    475lbs x3 - deadlift (belt)
    420lbs x3 - squat (belt)
    315lbs x2 - bench(wrist wraps) - Prefer dips/pressing
    Joined the army July 14th 04, damn their ways of exercising, comunist bastards =(
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