I’ve been bodybuilding for about 8 weeks now, I did some deadlifting from week 3-5 but I stopped because I was worried about the possibility of back injury.
I’ve spent enough time reading to know not to round my back and to have a slight arch, to pull my shoulders back and push my chest forward etc. The recent deadlift article has got me interested in deadlifting again, as well as the widespread info saying that it is good for posture.
If you feel pain in your lower back during or after the lift is it likely to be because of incorrect form or other problems, or is it just the muscles getting sore from get used?
Should your back be sore the next day?
I started out doing 100kg deadlifts and last time I lifted I could do it for a good 10 reps for the first set at least. I’m fairly strong naturally, but would it be advised to do lower weight for a few weeks to work out weaknesses in the chain, or does it not work like that?
Would back squats be any safer, and what are there any major tradeoffs for doing them instead of deadlift?