Iím currently using the Rippetoes program. Saturday I was in the gym had completed my bench press and moved onto squats. Iíve been working with 205lb for the past two weeks to work on form, since this is the first time Iíve ever done them on a rack. I decided it was time to start adding the weight so, I bumped it up to 215lb. After completing the first two reps I went down for the last one on the first set. As I started to push up my lower back started to spasm. I instantly stopped and dropped the weight down to 185lb. I could feel a pulling in my lower back so I decided to stop the squats and see if dead lifts felt the same. I completed the warm up and few sets with no pain or discomfort but when I was resting in-between sets I could feel my back throbbing. I figured I shouldnít push it so I ended the workout for the day.
I go, as you guys say, ass to grass when doing squats and I know this helps give you more of a total body workout so, Iím not sure if my back isnít strong enough to handle the weight or if its something else. I know I was having trouble in the beginning with keeping my back arched through the whole movement so I might have humped my back without knowing it.
Its not to bad today, just a little sore at times. Iím set to go back Monday and Iím going to see how the warm up feels. Probably only going to work with 185lb, if that much. I just want to make sure I donít seriously injure something.
Any suggestions or advice?