Hi CT and company:
I’m a 21 years old boy from Spain (so i have to say sorry if my english is not as good as i would like), and i’m a regular reader of T-Nation articles, especially yours.
I am a rugby union player, and I play in the position of 8 or flanker. I train rugby 3 times a week, and some weekends we have a match, so I workout in the gym 3 or 4 days a week, and i like to workout with fullbody routines and high frequency ( 3 or 4).
Since the last year, my doctor detected that i have an injury on the L5-S1 in my lower back called in spanish “Listesis”. So my doctor told me to change the position in the field (I was a second line), and to avoid some exercises at the gym.
For all the exercises that i was doing that couldn’t do anymore i found another exercise (Squats changed for Front Squats), but for Deadlifts i couldn’t find an exercise that could work as well as it. I have tried Sumo deadlifts, Rack Pull and all give me some back pain, so my question is: Which is the exercise that works similar to deadlift that can avoid me from back pain? I always train Strength and Power.