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Deadlift Question


#1

So whenever I deadlift with any sort of substantial weight I always feel a sort of soreness/discomfort in my lower back. Does this mean that my form is way off and I am doing something wrong with the curvature of my spine or is it a possibility that my spinal erectors may be disproportionally weak as I never have really done any training for them?


#2

I had the same as I have a weak core. I started doing planks and the soreness stopped two weeks later.


#3

Hard to say, it could be form issue, you could be trying to lift too much weight…
Your lower back might be too weak, it might be over-trained.
You might not be bracing your ab’s properly

Posting a video would be a good start.


#4

It’s not really uncommon to get a lower back pump/soreness from deadlifts. Many powerlifters add some lower back work like Goodmornings with knees slightly bent and Hyperextensions with medium weights.


#5

thanks for your responses guys, I think I need to focus on bracing my core properly and maybe adding in a few other things for my lower back


#6

[quote]balzam wrote:
thanks for your responses guys, I think I need to focus on bracing my core properly and maybe adding in a few other things for my lower back[/quote]

Before I started DLing, my lower back was pretty weak.