Low back was sore immediately after deadlifts today

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  1. thebeave

    thebeave New Member

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    ... but the soreness went away after ~10 minutes.

    Last week I set a new PR of 375 which came up fairly easily so this week I was going to go for 385, but counted wrong and ended up doing 395 :wiggle:

    I never try for PRs in consecutive weeks but I was really just feeling it today and it turned out well.


    135x8
    225x8
    295x5
    345x3
    395x1

    Does this ever happen to anyone else? I pretty regularly get stiffness or *mild* discomfort in my lower back after deadlifts but this was more of a soreness, but it went away fairly quickly.
     
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    You're pulling ~400 and can't figure out why your lower back is sore after DLing?
     
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    400 isn't that much. It's not like he's been DLing for 5 years and has experienced everything to do with weight training.
     
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    It was more than likely just a bad pump. I get those too on DL day, especially if I do any type of back raise after deadlifting.
     
  5. thebeave

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    It has never been this type of soreness in the past... it has just been tight or fatigued in the past, this was actually uncomfortable :hs:
     
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    BarbaraWaltersPegleg Irish Guido

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    Well it could be your form, do you feel like you are rounding your back? take a vid of yourself doing some deads and keep an eye on your back and see how much you are pulling with your back also ie: not much leg juice
     
  7. Skeletor

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    I've gotten this before... also when I first started, I remember one time my lower back got really super tingley right after DLing.. that couldn't have been good :o


    It's probably just pumps... foam roll it.
     
  8. thebeave

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    My form is always something that I've questioned.

    Since I started working out my primary education comes from reading articles or browsing internet forums, I have had very minimal communication in person. I've been a casual lifter on and off for a few years now and haven't lifted consistently for more than 6 months at a time due to various injuries or just being too busy (I know you can always *make* time but at various points in my lift I just don't feel like lifting after work and school).

    I've always noticed slight rounding in my back on weights in which I cannot lift more than 5 reps. I have always tried to keep the weight as close to my shins as possible and make sure that my shoulders and hips are raising simultaneously.
     
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