Lumbar Strength

Discussion in 'Training Forum' started by Barny, Apr 22, 2020.

  1. Barny

    Barny Member

    Two papers identifying that isolated lumbar extensions are a better exercise to increase lumbar strength than; RDLs, deadlifts, back squats and barbell hip thrusters. May have to start using isolated lumbar extensions to keep the discs in place, never want to slip a disc ever again!!

    (PDF) A comparison of isolated lumbar extension strength in competitive and non-competitive powerlifters, and recreationally trained males

    (PDF) The effects of a 4-week mesocycle of barbell back squat or barbell hip thrust strength training upon isolated lumbar extension strength

    Hope you guys find them useful :)
  2. Demondosage

    Demondosage Member

    Seriously, fuck squatting! I dropped freeweight squats altogether and my knees have never felt better, lower back never hurts anymore either. My legs are even larger from pressing and I look no smaller. Fuck squats, you don't need them
    S317 and Barny like this.
  3. Barny

    Barny Member

    I'm with you on that, weirdly find it easier and more enjoyable to reverse lunge, managed to pack on a fair bit of size with those!!