I work with a PT and he's been having me do back squats for the past several weeks.
While I love how it targets the major muscle groups in my legs, I haven't made much progress (and this is by far my weakest lift) on this particular lift because my lower back is always sore / stiff / weak.
I feel like I need one of those booster seats old people use to sit down on the toilet.
I've "tried everything"... lowering the weight to get better form... taking Aleve... Icy Hot... stretching... long warm-ups... toughing it out.
My theory is that doing back squats during ski season is just too much load on the lower back on a frequent basis - either that, or I'm just a wuss.
Last Thursday, after doing back squats in the morning, it really started to affect my skiing in my second set that evening. I just tried to tough it out but ended up frustrated.
I think the last straw came yesterday when I skied real tentative in a tournament. Round 1 I could feel my back stretching on every negative one pullout - it hurt. Needless to say I didn't ski up to my expectations. It stiffened up more later and I decided to end my day and dropped out of round 2.
I texted my PT and said "I'm done with back squats until at least until the season is over."
Anyone else have a similar experience?