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  1. garyleeman2000 Brown Belt

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    I have some problems with my lower back and have started doing leg presses instead of squats.

    I just wanted to get some opinions on this. How effective are leg presses compared to squatting?
     
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    Squats

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    Now which would you rather do?
     
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    Rather then avoiding the problem why don't you work on your lower back?
     
  5. garyleeman2000 Brown Belt

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    I do try to work my lower back.

    Would you recommend more deadlifting?
     
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    More squatting actually.
     
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    Ive had alot of lower back problems over the last year and wasnt squating for about 6 months. I found that front squats were alot easier on my back so I did alot of those. I like to believe they helped recoup my back somewhat. Could be all in my head tho.
     
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  9. garyleeman2000 Brown Belt

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    Ive been leg pressing for a couple weeks now and I found that my legs are feeling very sore the next day after working out. So I thought maybe they were also effective.

    When leg pressing I can go to failure. Do a strip sete to failure. and even do a third strip set to failure.

    When squatting I often wouldnt go to failure because of my shaky back.
     
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    Sounds like your just making excuses to avoid doing something hard. ...Oh, what's with the url in your signature? There's nothing there but random links.
     
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    You fail at life for even thinking leg presses could replace squats.
     
  12. garyleeman2000 Brown Belt

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    i actually dont think leg presses can replace squats.

    im looking for some knowledge from ppl who know a lot more about this than I know.

    btw doing three strip sets of anything to failure is hard. how effective it is is another question =)

    lol im working on the links. There are good ones, theyre just buried under a lot of junk right now.

    lol im working on the links. There are good ones, theyre just buried under a lot of junk right now.
     
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    go to stronglifts.com and look up lower back. Work on form, get foam roller, see a speacelist. DON'T USE YOUR LOWER BACK FOR DEADLIFTS OR SQUATS. Even it it drops your lifts by like 50 lbs initially.
     
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    How exactly would you be able to do this?
     
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    he probably means that he should not pull with the lower back, it
     
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    I'm also curious about that.:D
    Deadlifts without using the lower back.:icon_chee
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    Basically, doing the leg press causes Aids.
     
  18. garyleeman2000 Brown Belt

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    Thanks, Ill check out the site.


    Right now when I do squats I dont go as heavy as Id like to make it a little easier on the back. This just doesnt feel natural to me as Id like to go heavier.

    This is actually why i was wondering if lighter squats are better than heavier leg presses. In my next leg workout I think I'll do some squats and leg presses and see how that feels.
     
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    No you wont do any leg presses and you will go ATG with your squats.
     
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    If you think you have back problems, deal with them by finding out what causes them and adress the issues through rehabilitation measures or whatever other measures are necessary. See a qualified doctor if you are unsure about what causes your back pain or preceived lumbar instability. Simply not squatting or deadlifting because you felt a tweak in your back 4 years ago is gay.
     
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