How to Address Low Back Pain During Squatting

By djpope

February 26, 2019

exercises, low back, Lower Back, pain, personal training, physical therapy, physiotherapy, squat, squatting

It’s time for another episode of STRONGER TV. Last week we went over Assessing and Addressing Overhead Mobility Limitations for Strength Training. Make sure you check that one out if you haven’t already.

This week we switch gears and start talking squatting and low back pain. Low pain is very common and if you’ve ever suffered a bout of it you’ll know that squatting can be a challenge. In the video below we cover:

  • How spinal position affects low back pain
  • How to reduce butt wink during squatting
  • The difference between low bar and high bar squatting and low back pain
  • How femur length influences stress on the spine
  • What to mobilize to reduce pain during squats
  • Why changing squat variation (front squats and safety squat bars) is not enough to correct exercise technique
  • How to modify sets, reps and tempos to reduce low back pain during the squat

Check it out in the video below!

So there it is. Hopefully after watching the video you now have some options when you’ve got lower back pain and still want to squat. If you enjoyed today’s content please head over to the youtube page and subscribe, give us a thumbs up and share it with your friends!

Never stop the squat,


P.S. As always, if you want Kiefer and I to cover any topics in particular leave a comment below or in youtube and we’ll get on it.