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01-07-2005, 04:13 AM
Right now I do not do any lower back work besides dead lifts. I used to do good mornings, but didn't really like the way it felt. Do deads cover lower back enough to not need to do seperate exercises that target lower back.
01-07-2005, 05:43 AM
Deadlifts are really as good as it gets! Great exercise. /forum/images/graemlins/laugh.gif Rows, squats, and other exercises also involve the area more than you'd think. Anyway, the deads should have you covered. Weighted hyperextensions are also pretty good, nothing holds a candle to the almightly deadlift though. /forum/images/graemlins/wink.gif
01-07-2005, 11:28 AM
do deads, rack deads, back extensions, they all hit the back
01-07-2005, 11:34 AM
Weighted back hyperextensions....wow. Do weighted and bodyweight. Its the excercise that first made my asss grow...woohoo
01-07-2005, 12:34 PM
besides the stuff mentioned above, power cleans work the lower back as well
01-07-2005, 02:30 PM
You have to be really careful with power cleans though. In high school, we were graded on Bench, Squats, and Power Cleans. I never got the hang of power cleans and ended up screwing myself up pretty good. I'm still not sure exactly what the injury was but I do know that back then, I could just be walking and my lower back would just give out. It hurt really bad too. My guess was it might have been a "slipped disc" but I'm not sure.
Even to this day, my lower back is pretty weak and will tighten up pretty quick when doing dead lifts.
I, too, suggest the hyperextensions. The key is a slow and controlled movement. Doing it correctly will result in serious DOMS the next day /forum/images/graemlins/wink.gif
01-07-2005, 02:58 PM
Try reverse hyperextensions for a nice change of pace. Add weight, if you are a lumbar beast.
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