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    Default Adjusting NLP Programming for Low Back Pain

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    I am 49 years old and started lifting weights when I was 46. I spent the last 3 years on different programs before discovering Starting Strength, and in February 2020 I started NLP. I transferred the weights I had worked up to in my prior training as a starting point for SS NLP and after 2 months now I am having severe glute and low back pain during my workouts. I have been focused on my form to help with this but it just doesnít seem to be working.
    I have increased my Squat Workset weight from 230lbs-->260lb and my DL Workset has gone from 220lbs-->277.5. I am currently 6í1Ē and weigh 210lbs. I feel the pain the most while adding and removing weights from the bar and less when actually performing the lifts. I have had back pain similar to this in the past, probably from a desk job and poor posture, that has mostly been evident when doing yard work.
    Iím wondering if I should drop the weights down to maybe 70-75% of what I am doing now for my worksets and start the progression from there and see if the back pain subsides?
    Any advice is greatly appreciated.

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    Gain 30 pounds of bodyweight and see what happens to the pain.

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    I echo Rip's suggestion and would like to add that you post video of your squats and deadlifts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robert Santana View Post
    I echo Rip's suggestion and would like to add that you post video of your squats and deadlifts.
    Thank you Rip and Robert. I will post videos the next chance I get to record them.

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    Hi Robert, Below are links to videos of my squat and deadlift. Any coaching tips would be greatly appreciated. Since originally posting this I developed sciatic pain in both legs. My PCP sent me for an X-ray, the results of which show severe canal stenosis. I am doing dry needling and stretching exercises with good results so far. I have not been lifting for the last couple of weeks due to the pain and other obligations but I am really itching to start again. I want to make sure Iím doing it right before I hurt myself more.
    Thanks in advance for any help you can provide.
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