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Deadlifting and Lower Back Pain


#1

Ive just started lifting again after a few years away from serious training (I have been in the military, so have been a bit of a running and press up beast). Ive been suffering with lower back pain during and after deadlifting, so decided to drop the weight right down to a very low weight and concentrate on technique. Even when doing this the pain is still there. I also get similar pain when I do any running.

Any advice? Whats not firing properly, what do you think may need special attention?

Cheers guys


#2

Lower Backs are always iffy. My guess is that your form is off and you are either pulling with a flexed or hyper-extended lumbar spine. I would recommend getting in touch with a good pt or strenght coach who can identify what is going on with your dead-lift and running form. There are a ton of article on this site that you can use to self educated yourself as well. When it comes to lower back knowledge is power. Also post a vdeo of you dead lifting so somebody here can critic your form.

best of luck getting it sorted out