Morrigainz Posted June 18, 2014 Report Share Posted June 18, 2014 Okay. I don't have a video because I didn't bring my phone to the gym, but I tried my first "heavy" squats today since my SI joint problems earlier in the year. Heavy = 135. My back has been bothering me a little over the past few days but it hasn't been terrible. Now it's terrible, even though I did lots of PT stuff before and in between my sets. Anyway. Obviously I 1. should not have squatted today, and/or 2. should not have squatted that heavy. I did notice some form issues though. I definitely did a little bit of a squat-morning. My right knee has a tendency to cave in. This is not the first time I've noticed it but it's the first time it's been this bad. My core was tight throughout the entire lift (I have tried to make double extra sure of this since the Incident) but I still felt like I was losing tension in the hole, which could definitely contribute to the back owies. Also, and this is unusual, the squats were slow going down and slow going up. Slow going up is more normal, but for some reason I had a really hard time taking advantage of the stretch reflex in the bottom. I don't want to stop squatting. But obviously I overdid it today and I might be out of commission for a few days. And yes, no one here is a doctor, etc etc etc BUT! do y'all have any suggestions for improving form with the things I have noted? Part of it could be is that I just went too heavy, too fast. I don't know. Also sorry this post is all over the place. I am Ow, destroyer of Mir's body. Quote Level ? Half-Dwarf/Half-Amazon Warrior STR:21.25 STA:15 DEX: 10.95 CON: 14 WIS:15.5 CHA:17 SWOLE BUCKS: 1 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Link to comment
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