Been working out for 18 years. Am 5' 7" @ 185lbs ~ 13%bf. Workout 5 days a week using the following schedule:
M - Chest/Back
T - Arms
W - Legs
T - Cardio/Shoulders
F - Arms
For the past 6 months or so, I go to the chiropractor to get my back adjusted and I normally only have "slight" pain on a daily basis. I do deadlifts, bent over rows and pullups as part of my back routine and go very heavy usually about every 4th time when it comes time to do back. I also vary the exercises i do as well from week to week.
I do abs 4 days per week (2 on 1 off - 2 on 2 off)
This past weekend, I woke up with my lower back "locked up" and it more pain than usual--problem is i didn't do anything to cause this. Now it could be my mattress--it is 8 years old. But what I am wondering if my back is actually weak on not. I was trying to think of some exercises that would strengthen my lower back and I came up with (other than deadlifts) these:
and good mornings.
Could anyone offer some suggestions? Thanks.