My back always bothers me a few hours after deadlifting. The pain lasts maybe 24-48 hours. Usually the pain is in the bottom half of my spinal erectors. I’ve been starting my pulls with my hips in a lower starting position with the hope that it will ease the pain, but no luck so far. I’m getting the same kind of pain. The only difference is the pain is a bit higher up my spine with the lower hip position. I’m hoping someone can take a look at my deadlift form and let me know if my issue is form related. The video shows the slightly lower starting position. I’m pulling 195lbs in the video, which is about 80% of my 1RM.
A couple notes/questions
- Looks like I’m hyperextending my lower back a tiny bit. Is that a problem?
- I have some anterior pelvic tilt. Not sure if that’s contributing.
- Given my build, maybe conventional deadlifting isn’t the best choice?
- I’ll occasionally feels DOMS in my hamstrings, traps and even lats after deadlifting, but never my glutes. That tells me I may note be recruiting my glutes optimally. Any fix for this?
Any feedback would be GREATLY appreciated.