Q: I just reached day 22 in the program and all has been going great besides one issue. Both weeks during my second or third warm up set for dead lift my lower back has pinched at its lowest point above my right hip. I have done deadlifts in the past with no issue and I have spent a good amount of time in the last week checking my form and making adjustments to match what I have found on line. I’m curious if you have any information to what I may doing incorrectly?
Last week just like this week I felt the pinch and felt seized up a but and I stretched it and rolled it out and it went away in about 1.5 days and I was perfectly fine.
This afternoon during my workout it happened and about an hour after it still is a bit tight but I feel mobile, so it doesn’t seem to be something that serious just an annoying kink, but it is keeping me from completing my workout and will not allow me to put on the muscle mass without being able to get past my deadlift warmup.
What kind of action should I take?
A: I understand what you are saying with the lower back pain. Pushing the body to the limit sometimes can cause aches and pains. It is a fine line. The more experienced you become with your training and learn about your body you will get a feel for what exercises are working for you and what are not and how to make adjustments when necessary.
It’s always wise to consult with your doctor concerning any injuries.
With your doctor’s clearance you can train again. Consulting with an experienced coach can be a great asset as well.
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