So I think Im giving up on heavy squats boys...It seems I always have some lower back pain that comes during the sets and then the next day especially. Now I realize that there is always muscle soreness that comes with lifting, but this is not the same, its that "damn that don't feel right" kind of pain. I added time to my stretching routine and everything. I am sure I could always get better with my technique. although I have been lifting for quite some time, Im sure I could use some pointers. But mainly I just wanna bring up the point that I believe I can make just as many leg gains without the traditional back squat... I have been off back squats now for about a month and I haven't lost any kind of size or anything. I am still bringing the hams and quads into progressive overload using leg press, leg extesions, ham curls, sumo squats with dumbells, hack squats, lunges, "sissy squats", and reverse hack squats.
Now any of you guys with me on this? Or are you of the old school that says you gotta have 'the big 3' in your routine? Anybody else off the squats or have any good pointers for legs in general?