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Old 07-24-2013, 10:45 PM   #10
Lan Halbert
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Re: Squat causing back pains

Stay tight and breathe in on the way down, don't exhale until you're just coming out of the hole. Staying tight and filled with air in the hole helps your body stay rigid at your weakest position.

Lower the weights and then focus on keeping your chest out and back straight or slightly arched inward.

I also notice you're doing low-bar squats which are a little more difficult to do 'correctly'. Your posterior chain may also be a weak point hence the form issue & back pain.

Try switching to high bar squat as it's preferable for Olympic weightlifting as it mechanically mimics the receiving position in the snatch and clean.

Just my two cents.

Good luck and pain free lifting to you.
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