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    Deadlifts vs everything else

    I'm only 4 weeks into a program and i'm finding that the Deadlifts cause my lower back to get so tight that i can't do anything else i liked doing.... no running, soccer, squash !!

    Anyone else struggle to recover from DL ?? any advice ??
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    That happened to me at first - I used to get extreme lower back pump. I found as I got more used to it I get it less and less. Only time I tend to get it now is if I completely forget to use my legs and basically SLDL the weight.
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    You are probably putting too much pressure on your lower back try putting a vid up?
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    I was the same until I smashed the 45 degree back raises for a fair while, now I dont notice it often.

    Could be form like Kiff said.
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    Could be a form issue. Post a video if possible. What sets/reps are you doing?

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    Use singles for deadlifting. Problem fixed.


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    I've been doing the HCT-12 A-B-A program so im doing DL 3 times every two weeks.

    I've got a deload squat / DL day tomorrow so I'll take some vids.
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    Bench: 186lb | 226lb | 235lb
    Squat: 180lb | 273lb | 360lb
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    I was so fatigued and tired i ignored the vids and just tried to get some quality work in, i almost skipped the workout completely! I'll spend the weekend trying to freshen up then on wednesday i'll post some vids in my log.
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    Bench: 186lb | 226lb | 235lb
    Squat: 180lb | 273lb | 360lb
    Dead: 215lb | 319lb | 405lb
    MY LOG ~ 313 DAYS

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