LEVRONE THAT IS. he replied to my question about why hes not squatting, convo went like this (were boys now, i might sign up for his twitter too): gymtime Says: Kevin why arent you doing squats bro? # Kevin Levrone Says: June 4, 2009 at 2:55 am | Reply I want to avoid putting that kind of pressure on my spine, at least at the beginning. * gymtime Says: June 4, 2009 at 3:44 am | Reply understood, do you avoid deadlifts as well for that reason? did you do heavy squatting/deadlifting when you were in your prime and competing? I actually just hurt my lower back today after 7 years of training, heavy squatting, heavy deadlifting, and zero problems. im now debating eliminating heavy bent over rows, squats and deads for a while, if i do decide to squat it will be with smith. its just too strenuous, im 26 and am having back problems where i cant walk. you feel me, kev?