Hey fellas (and gals)-- a question:
I've injured my back training for heavy stone lifting, and I'm fairly certain it's from simple overtraining.
I was into my fourth set in a 5X5 of deadlift with a weight I had tackled easily the week before. I know my form is perfect-- I don't fuck around with that, so don't get images of Diesel Weasel dancing in your heads. I learned from a couple of great coaches, have been deadlifting and squatting for eight years, and I'm a T-mag veteran.
I was on my way up in the third rep of my fourth set and just felt pain shoot up my lower back. I had been piling on too much squat, deadlift, and good mornings within a single week, I think.
Lesson learned, but now to my question:
This is my first ever real injury to my lower back in all this time, and I was wondering if any of you have suffered a low-back injury under similar circumstances, and if so, how long it took to heal.
I know nobody could give me a medical opinion that I could hang my hat on, so I'm clear on that, but I'm curious, because it's been four months already and the thing still isn't totally healed, although it's better than the immediate aftermath. I've been training around it as best I can (subbing in dumbell lunges for squats, etc.) but I'd love to hear about any of your experiences so I might have a better idea of what to expect and how to proceed.
Any response would be appreciated.