I am currently Running SVR 2 . I have some lower back issues. Essentially nerve pain. Past 3 months I lower squat and deadlift maxes significantly to try to get time to recover and work my way back up. Squatting goes Well lately. But i still don’t feel overly confident deadlifting.
So i following the programs, but i Often deadlift only with 5 PRO and skip the supplemental widow maker, bbs etc… sometimes I manage 2 x fsl sets before i feel some discomfort and stop the lift.
My question . I add my poundages each cycle. I still can finish my deadlift 5 pro pretty Easy. But i Cant handle much volume with it yet. Should I increase the TM on deadlift also? Or keep it as is, untill im fully healed?
This really bothers me. I feel like strength wise, the deadlifts go up like nothing. It’s just the lower back which restrains me from lifting more. I go to a PT , he doubts I got a herniated or bulged disc. As I have no radiating pain and I pass all of his tests without any pain.
Another question. Can I add another supplemental lift for bench as assistance on the press day? Like tempo bench or spoto press? As I benefit Well doing bit more frequency at high Ish intensity for the bench.
Last question. How do you brace optimally for deadlifts and squats? Any suggesties? Do you arch lower back? Or not. I read a lot of pro and contra stuff online.
Thx for the help