Ok, I have had it with dead lifts. Every time I end up doing them I end up straining the same muscle in my lower back (the Iliac crest area). I just started doing them again for the 5-3-1 and I hurt that spot in the first week. Being the first week, I did not use heavy weight. Everyone says my form is fine. Ass down, chest up, let the bar scrape my thighs and shins but still I get hurt.
I have tried rack pulls and when I start adding weight, I aggravate the same area. Does anyone have any substitutes I could use instead of these for 5-3-1? Opinions would be greatly appreciated.