3 weeks ago I was getting my 1 rep maxes. 500lbs went up really easy so I decided to go up to 520lbs (no belt or anything, just chalk). I got the weight up about 3 inches off the ground then I heard a pop in my lower back and felt the insides of my legs go numb for about 5 secs.
I took 2 weeks off and during the 2 weeks, unless I was just lying in bed, it would hurt a bit and sneezing/coughing was also a bit painful. Putting on socks was also difficult as the behind of my legs were really tight, it almost felt like I pulled my hammies.
This week I’ve gone back to training. The arc in my bench is fine and I’m almost back up to where I left off with the bench. My first squat session I took it easy and just tested squatting with a little bit of weight then for my second session I was able to do 135lbs for 5 sets of 13-15 and my lower back felt surprisingly good. Good enough that I felt I could do a few reps of 185.
I know lower back injuries are serious but should I keep doing what I’m doing (hitting light weights) or rest even more or should I go get the injury checked out?
But yeh, day by day it’s getting better. I don’t struggle putting my socks on now as I’ve gotten quite a bit of flexibility back and the lower back pain is a lot less while sitting down.