View Full Version : Deadlift pain..?

06-05-2006, 09:50 PM
long time no post....anywho

I had stopped deadlfiting before after a good solid 6-8 months of it( with good gains might I add(str, wise)) because I felt all it ever did for me was make my deadlift stronger, and destroy my lower back for the next 5 days

ive taken a good 6 months off, and decided to get back into it, first week was ok, not too much pain, gon after about 2 days, 2nd time was worse, and this last time, it has been 4 days, and I got legs tmr(squats/sldl's) so I am going to be hurting still, at work today i had to take periodic breaks from work cuz my back would start hurting so bad, anywho, my forms is perfect

not some much like that of exrx.net, more like how ronnie does it in The Unbelievable(with slightly more knee bending, so yea I use a lot of back)

anywho, to my question...is it just me, or does everyone get tremendous lower back pain for 4-6 days after deads, could I be doing something wrong...or am I just worrying to much?, just want to make sure, cuz I am getting up there in weight, and would hate to hurt something bad

06-05-2006, 09:57 PM
It's normal to have low back pain for several days. Try only deadlifting evrey 2-3 weeks instead of every week.

06-05-2006, 10:14 PM
I actually only get pain for a day or two, even after maxing out and/or doing heavy back work. I also do a lot of back work in my routine, such as hyperextensions, GMs, DLs, rack pulls, RDLs. What sort of accessory work do you do?

06-05-2006, 10:55 PM
by "Pain", we really mean "Soreness" right?

06-06-2006, 12:08 AM
Pain and soreness are two different things... I used to get pain from deadlifts and then realized it was probably from my form (even though I was still making gains). Then the helpful posters on these boards helped me correct my form, now I just get sore.
You're form might be incorrect or you might have some preexisting back problems. Try doing some excercises that just isolate your lower back, maybe adding a little strength my offset some of the strain your back is experiencing.

06-06-2006, 05:42 AM
i normal back day for me would be a bunch of sets of deads, this past week i did
225x6,315x8,375x6,415x6,465x2 - then a set of hypers to cooldown
4x4-8 lat pulldowns
2x8x2 seated rows/some other lat exercise - then a set of chins to cooldown

and by pain, well lets put it this way, while and after doing deads for a few hours, my lower back has a tremendous pump, and has that "good" feeling

but then the days after it just hurts, its an area on me that I can not really distinguish between pain and soreness, alothugh the soreness does give me pain

its one of those things like I said, if I bend over, its a chore to bend back up, if I sit in a car to long it starts hurting like a bitch(which is a major pain in the ass), and like I said, moving some things at work, i had to take periodic breaks cuz my back was giving me so much trouble, this is day 4, and although it doesnt hurt, I can still feel something there, to where i can tell it is not competely back to normal

06-06-2006, 06:47 AM
by "Pain", we really mean "Soreness" right?

hopefully! :hump:

06-06-2006, 07:05 AM
No one has perfect form. Take a vid and let's review it.

06-06-2006, 02:19 PM
back day will prolly be thursday, so ill try and see if my gf will let me use her digi camera in the gym to record it