I have a question with regards to lower back injury...just a quick run through. Have reaggravated a possible injury from the past in my lower back (right in the middle of the spinal area, where the lower back meets the top of the gluteus area. I don't think it is a muscle injury, but may or may not be a joint or connective tissure problem.
I only feel slight 'uncomfortableness' when I am sitting and bending down a bit, especially when I am in a sitting position and leaning forward to read the newspaper.
I believe it may have been caused by excessive strain due to heavy deadlifts and/or squats...
I do not want to aggravate the condition, so I am planning to take lay off the deads and possibly squats.
Would it be alright to continue working on my legs using heavy leg-presses and leg extensions? Are leg-presses alright to do (of course, with proper form and not lifting your butt)?
Any suggestions anyone?