As many of you know, I'm a huge fan of the deadlift. However, due to current injury, I think it best to forgo deadlifting or squatting for a week or two in order to allow for proper recovery without reaggravating my injury (the pain is coming from the sacroiliac region i.e. the "small" of the back on the right side near the upper part of the buttock). I really want to be able to do this APF deadlift-only meet in late October.
So, what if any exercises can I do that will keep strong so that when I come back I won't lose much poundage on my max deadlift? Keep in mind any form of deadlifting or any movements where the bar is on my back (squatting, good mornings, etc.) or above my head causes pain (not of the good kind).