Thanks for the help.
I have a question about the DL.
I recently started to deadlift about 2 wks ago and today is the first day i went somewhat heavy. Is it normal to feel tight in the lower back immediately after the lift? Im not sure if it feels tight because i am working it or if i am doing something wrong.[/quote]
Yes. After all, your lower back muscles are just like every other muscle group you train, and can get sore after an effective workout. You can, however, feel the difference between muscular soreness, which is understandable and expected, and actual pain in your lower spine itself, in which case, your technique was probably to blame.
I used to feel the latter kind of pain sometimes at first, but once I began perfecting my technique, I stopped getting that kind of pain in my lower back. Remember to always make sure you flex your core and keep it as tight and upright as possible during the dead lift motion, as this helps protect and support your spine during the exercise and keeps the majority of the stress on your core muscles muscles, and not the spine itself.