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    Default Lower back fatigue from squats

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    Hi,

    I am looking for some programming advice to try to milk LP as much as I can. Basically, I think the squat is causing lower back fatigue to accumulate. My training history is LP, layoff, LP, layoff, etc. My squat PR is 420x3x5 and deadlift is 430x1x5. I have never made it to intermediate programming, but when I reach around 350 squat, I switch to 1 light day a week and then I alternate heavy (3x5) and light day (2x5 @ 70%) squats. My last squat was 385x3x5, and I am alternating heavy/light days.

    What is the best modification I can do that will help with the lower back fatigue? The weight does not feel "heavy" during the heavy sets. I'm 38, 6'2", 250lbs, I sleep, not afraid to rest up to 15 min if I need it, and like eating food.

    Thanks for the advice,

    Sebastian

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    What do you mean by "lower back fatigue"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Rippetoe View Post
    What do you mean by "lower back fatigue"?
    The feeling is tightness, and my back gets tired doing every day activities very quickly when it is occurring.

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    That's not "fatigue." It's erectors growing, stretching against the fascia. Get a hard massage.

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    What if your back just feels like shit, and is has a deep kind of pain all the damn time, and you've just pushed singles running out the texas method from 445lbs to 490lbs and you just failed 495, you've rotated 5/3/1s on intensity day before running it out and you can't make heads or tails of the advanced section of PP3 unless you were just training the squat and bench with no deadlift or press.

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    You'll have to ask Wendler. 5/3/1 is not our program.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Rippetoe View Post
    That's not "fatigue." It's erectors growing, stretching against the fascia. Get a hard massage.
    Thank you for the correction and advice. The massage gave me a lot of relief.

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