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Deads Relieving Back Pain


#1

I know that there are a lot of Lower back problems with all of us out there. I personally fractured my L3 and L5 a few years back.

Does anyone else find that doing different variations of deads helps their back not hurt?

The only time mine still flares up is when i DO NOT do some form of deads for 3-4 days.

Just curious


#2

Funny you say that but when my back is out. (I have not had a fracture or anything like that) Heavy deads will put me back in alinment (bad spelling I am sure)

I asked my Chiro about this and he just looked at me smiled and said hmmmmm interesting


#3

I have herniated and bulging disc in my lower back. Deadlifts hurt it more than anything. 10 reps of hyperextensions makes it feel good.


#4

See, hyper extensions make mine lock up so bad that I can barely walk the next day!

But all Variations of Deads make it feel great


#5

I have not yet had a back issue (knock on wood) but my back doesn’t get tired/sore standing around thanks to deadlifting.

(I have a hardcore standing arch in my back.)


#6

If you’re in good shape, your muscles will becomes very stiff if you cease working out for a little while. I’m sure this is the cause of your back pain flaring up; stiff posterior chain. Stiffness always flares up old injuries.

This happens to me all the time if I don’t have time to work out, but it takes about 2 weeks for me to really become uncomfortable.