I had this same problem (it sounds like) tony helped me with it
do you unrack the bar with both feet, or just one?
Every now and then I'll feel a small pinch while working out in the upper middle area if my spine or slightly left or right of it. It usually doesn't hurt so much that it interrupts me from finishing the workout but afterwards it causes my back to tighten up and hurt for a few days. Usually lasts 3-5 days.
Whenever this happens it's usually during something simple. For instance it happened Sunday during my freakin warmup. I stepped under the unloaded squat bar and when I got into position I felt a pinch.
Activity usually makes the pain go away, for instance I woke up stuff and in some pain this morning, stretched and played ice hockey and didn't feel a thing until after my nap. I just woke up for work and was tight again.
It's the kind of pain that you feel it when you lower your chin to your chest. I'd like to know what it is exactly, muscle pull or a nerve or whatever. And If there's something I can do to prevent it. It's annoying because I don't want to miss any workouts.
Both, but it's not specifically related to squatting. This is something I get every now and then, other things have triggered it. Last time it was barbell rows, but it was a warmup set as well. Other times it's happened just un-racking dumb bells for bench press.
Sometimes they spasm and the vertebrae become a bit "sticky". When it happens to me, my PT evaluates each vertebra by pushing down on it and feeling how it moves relative to the other around it. She can tell where it's sore without me telling her just by feeling how stiff the vertabra are.
More reading: http://www.coreconcepts.com.sg/mcr/m...werful-muscle/
I was feeling something similar and it pinched like you said but went away, but every time I would squat, it would hurt. It got so bad I took a few weeks off squats, came back, and it hurt again. I started unracking and reracking the bar with both feet and the pain instantly went away.
spoolin is really good at this stuff
sometimes massage therapy can help. A deep tissue massage can be beneficial if they locate and work out knots in the muscles if they can find them.
a muscle knot, in order for them to work it loose, it can hurt... no pain, no gain.
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Last edited by Egilbe; 03-15-2012 at 12:36 AM.
I got my perform better roller in the mail this week. Haven't had a back problem since this post minus my sciatica acting up sometimes after hockey, but I use the roller before every workout now. My hips feel so much better during squats after warming up with some foam rolling.