I searched the lower back pain threads, but they were all a little different. I was wondering if anyone has had something similiar to what I have now.
I've been doing deads for about 2 months now, so I feel like I have at least a decent idea about what I am doing. Being new to it, I have been progressing pretty quickly. I went from 205 to 225 to 250 to the 275 I did yesterday in successive weeks. I never felt like I was overdoing it in any of those weeks, always 5 sets of 4 reps. Yesterday when I was doing my sets, it seemed heavy but I never lost the arch in my lower back and never felt any pain while doing it. (Although I can remember a few reps when I straightened my legs too early and did a good morning-type movement in the lower back to finish it). After the workout it started getting sore in a way that I hadn't felt before and today there is pretty intense pain when I bend down the wrong way or when I am getting up from a chair, etc. 800 mg Ibuprofen every 6 hours hasn't made it go away.
I have read about people with shooting nerve pain down the legs or up the spine...I don't have either of those, but in the lower back area it does hurt like hell. Again I never felt anything bad while doing the deads, then when I did flat bench it hurt a little to get an arch in my back, then it just got worse throughout the night. I hope it is just extreme muscle soreness, but it is enough that all of the people at my office were laughing at me for walking around like an old man (I can't stand up straight all the way and walk).
How bad did I **** things up?