Hello everybody, I've been doing stronglifts for a while now and seeing some great gains/losses. However as I'm getting stronger the weights are getting heavier. Now that my (zercher) squat is around 90kg/198lbs it's really putting a lot of pressure on my core/lower back, so much so that the day after its very stiff and bending down etc is difficult and I feel like it might 'go' at anytime. (happened a few months back)

But...... While doing deadlifts the is no pain/discomfort at all. Obviously I don't want swap deads for squats completely and cause a muscle imbalance (?). So I was thinking that maybe hack squats (with a barbell, stood on a raised platform to get parallel) may be substituted in.

Also, would it be the worst thing in the world to do;
5xhack
5xdead
5xhack
5xdead
5xhqck
5xdead
Every workout Instead of 5x5 squat with 1x5 dead every other workout?

I know b@$tardising stronglifts is frowned upon but it's just not practical for my situation.

Thanks for your help, Chris.