I squat with dumbbells since my gym only has them plus machines. My friend has no trouble with squats, but every time I go down, I keep my back straight and it makes me stumble or almost fall backwards. I can't seem to squat without falling unless I lean forward (flat back) and push my butt out. If I try to do it with a straight back, I have to push my arms forward or get on the balls on my feet in order to get ATG without falling.
Is this a common problem? It feels impossible for me to do it without overextending my knees or falling over.
Advice for how to fix this and not fall over also? Thank you so much.
Lower faggot. No but srsly get a barbell and do real squats. Also work on your mobility and rom. You shouldn't ever be on your tip toes when you skwat unless you wanna win a vacation to snap city.
Work on balance and flexibility. You should be able to go all the way down with your back straight and not sticking out your ass. When you can do that your doing it right. Also goblet squats instead of whatever your doing as is loads weight more evenly across your body. Than when we can afford it do real squats.
I'm currently up to 2 plates on my bb squat, but recently whenever I come back up from a squat I feel a sharp stinging pain in my lower right back. its weird because it's only that side that hurts, anybody know what can cause that?
Dude, whereas I have never squatted with loldumbells, I think it is safe to assume the form used would not be equivalent to that of using a barbell.
Also, what will you do once your weight progresses to a point where you cannot throw the dumbell up?
Even squatting a moderate 180lbs, how the fk you going to lug up two 90's my friend?
I had the same problem minus the dumbbells. It's most likely your lack of ankle mobility and tight hamstrings/quads. Foam roll each area before working out. Find the most tender part and apply pressure and hold for at least 60 seconds.
Do them on the smith machine. Most bitch gyms like yours should have one, unless you're going to an apartment complex gym or something. In that case, get a job, get a real gym, do real squats.