One day about a year ago my back started to hurt. I bent over to grab something from the floor and it just hit me. I wasn’t able to move much for a couple of days.I wasn’t lifting at the time. Pain was coming from my right erector spinae, just above my butt.
I started lifting couple of months ago. At first I was working on machines for a month or so (tip from some coach). Again, one day i bent over to grab a pot (not a plant) and it hit me again. This time I couldn’t walk for almost 2 hours. I could barely get myself to bed where I spent the rest of that day. It hurt for about a week. Hot packs and some gel for muscle spasms seemed to help. I took a month off (after training for a whole month and a half) to let it heal.
Now, after exams, I wanted to start again, slowly and at home. I gave Chad’s 30 day mass plan a try and on first day (heavy day) everything was ok. Today however, on day 2 (medium) during the second set of single leg deadlifts it hit me again. Not as hard as the last time (now I can walk) but it really pissed me off. I know I’m a newb so I didn’t overdo it. I only used a dumbbell that was lying in the corner being laughed at by pink dumbbels for being so light (33 pounds).
I don’t know what to do. I only started out and I want to train for years to come, outgrowing just about anybody I can. That will be possible if I lift heavy which I kind of can’t, cause my back doesn’t like it obviously. I read articles about deadlift on T-Nation and I’m quite sure I’m doing it correctly.
I could go to a doctor, get some painkillers perhaps but after hearing 101 reason why bodybuilding isn’t healthy, why squats damage knees and deadlifts damage back and why I’m going to get a renal failure I would probably pull his erector spinae out of his back.
So, what am I to do? Does anybody have some suggestions? I would really appreciate it!