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    Default Lower back tweak at the bottom of the squat

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    Hi coaches,

    Yesterday on my squat warmup at 50 kg Iíve felt a pop in my lower back accompanying by pain. I racked the barbell and moved around a bit and felt the pain was gone. So I decided to increase the weight to 65 kg, wear a belt and made 3 sets of five repetitions of that without pain, followed by bench and power cleans. HereĒs the squatting video:

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    after about 20 minutes after completing the workout the mild pain returned and today morning I feel really stiff in the lumbar region.

    I can see that:
    - I can do air squats and romanian deadlifts despite pain and after about ten reps of them I feel slightly better
    - Iíve jad some tweaks before but rather on deadlifts than squats and using heavier weights

    questions: is it possible that the tweak happened because of hyperextending the back?

    Should I worry about it and take some steps back or try to clench my teeth and work out despite this mild injury?

    Thanks in advance

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    "try to clench your teeth and workout despite this mild injury"??????

    Read that to yourself, slowly. Also, reread this: "and after about ten reps of them I feel slightly better".

    I think you have already answered your question.

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