I’m aware that asking advice on medical issues online isnt the best way to go, however before I go see a doctor (no medical insurance) i want to make sure this can’t be corrected on my own.
First let me describe the problem, then at the end I’ll show my routine.
My weights are shooting way up. I’m squating 315 easily for 5x5 and this past week i deadlifted 405 3x6. Lately near the end of a heavy squat session for mid to high reps my lower back/glutes get this tight pain. Almost like my muscles aren’t long enough. Its the worst when I stand. When I sit the pain almost goes away. I’ve found that extensive hamstring stretching before the squats prolongs the onset of the pain.
This seems to happen only when I start to hit heavy weights. It’s my worst fear that squating and deadlifting heavy aren’t in my future. I love to lift this way and not being able to would be devestating. I’m only 21.
Here’s my routine: rep ranges for the squat and deadlift are 5x5, 3x6, 4x4. Taking a break from doubles and triples.
pull up/chin up
bent over barbell row
one armed dumbell row
tuesday: sledgehammer training
Wednsday: Barbell Bench Press
Dumbell Overhead Press
Dumbell Bench Press
Thursday: Back Squat
Friday: Dumbell Bench Press
Barbell Bench Press
One armed dumbell row
FYI: next week I’m going to be switching the squat day to Friday and the chest day to Tuesday, leaving wednsday as the sledgehammer day in hopes of giving my CNS and trunk a little more time off between the deads and squats.
If anyone has any info on how I can correct this without having to see a doctor…I’d really really appreciate the advice.