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Old 04-04-2012, 02:05 PM
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I have been tearing up my back lately. I think I may have sciatica and/or a herniated disc in my back. I can't possibly do any squats. Even with an empty bar the pain is like lightning down my leg and my knees buckle immediately. I can do leg presses no problem. Is that a good substitute? I'm really trying to develop leg strength with 5 x 5 training but I can't possibly do squats right now.
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Old 04-04-2012, 03:39 PM
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You should go see a doctor, figure out what the injury is, and follow the appropriate protocol to recover and train properly again.
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Old 04-04-2012, 09:27 PM
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No leg presses are not a good substitute. you need to fix the injury. leg presses wont get you where you wanna be.
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Old 04-09-2012, 04:36 PM
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if it is a disc then you will lose the ability to do deadlifts soon too.....
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