So I’ve been planning on doing the 3 month Boring But Big plan. I really like the plan as a whole but I’ve run into one problem: high rep deadlifts.
I have some issues with my lower back after suffering from a herniated disk a couple of years ago. I can still do deadlifts and even went to a powerlifting meet last month where I pulled a new personal best. The problem is that as soon as I start doing high rep work (anything above 5-6 reps) I get this nagging back pain that won’t go away for 3-4 days, making it almost impossible for me to get any work in at the gym.
What I’m wondering is if I can replace the 5x10 deadlifts with something else for lower back work. I figured hyperextensions wouldn’t be enough since the deadlifts are supposed to do more job than just in the lower back. Any advice on how to tackle this issue would be appreciated.