Do Rear Foot Elevated Split Squats Cause Back Pain?

I just got back from speaking at the Perform Better Summit in Orlando.  Before my talks I took in Stuart McGill’s talk ( he is always one of my favorites and has greatly influenced me).

Recently Dr McGill has been vocal about Rear Foot Elevated Split Squats potentially causing back pain, particularly SI joint pain and as he calls it “pelvic ring” disruption.

We probably use the rear foot elevated split squat as much as anyone and, have not had any increase in SI joint pain or back pain in general. In fact, we switched to the split squat variations in response to back pain from heavy back and front squats. ( to finish reading, click here…)



One Response to “Do Rear Foot Elevated Split Squats Cause Back Pain?”

  1. This is one of my favorite exercises and I have not seen any low back pain or dysfunction as a result of it. I understand the concern based on pelvic rotation causing stress at the SI, but have not personally witnessed back pain as a result.

Comments are closed.

%d bloggers like this: