I’ve recently been having coaching for powerlifting and my technique was adjusted so that my arch was bigger, my feet were far further behind me, meaning I was very very solid and tight. All fairly good.
On Sunday, I did deadlifts, followed by bench press.
For the last 3 days my lower back has been in agony. I am taking Ibuprofen for it, both for the pain and also as it’s probably inflammation on the muscle and just needs to rest. Driving has been really hard as I get shooting pains down my lower back.
Also bear in mind though that this is only my second time with this new technique.
Having done some online research, I have found credible articles stating that often a big arch does lead to lower back pain. I also found opinions from credible people saying that often the arch is TOO BIG and that just leads to back issues.
I will obviously discuss that with my coach and I’m sure he will take that into account. It could be that yes, my back can’t handle this, or that it just needs time to adjust. It’s just the discomfort is really bad at the minute.
Has anyone else encountered this issue?