I love Deadlifts! Why? Maybe because I think they are the best overall exercize. Or maybe because it’s my 3rd heaviest lift, next to Leg Presses and Shrugs. (No I’m not doing Leg Presses anymore, and yes I can do Shrugs with more than I can Deadlift!)
So here’s the problem: after my first set of Deads today, I start to get pain in my lower back. Not like the pain from a muscle getting exhausted, but uncomfotable pain. I have trouble standing up straight. And I have 4 more sets to go!
I don’t Dead with a weight belt, but today I put it on AFTER I was finished. I did this so I wasn’t in so much pain while puttng the weights away. After going on to other exercizes the pain does go away.
I think this pain is limiting my Deads. I should be able to lift more, but my back is too spent. Am I using incorrect form? I have read “The Dead Zone,” but that didn’t answer my question.