Hey guys, very quick question.
I had a herniated disc about 6 years ago in high school, not sure if this is related, but the disc was about mid spine, not around my lumbar region/very top, back of my hips.
I can do 315 around 8 times raw without MUCH pain. Then i went to 335 for 5(i’ve maxed at 415 before) so percentage wise 335 isn’t much. Well, i fucked my back up again, then greatly aggravated it after resting 6 days and doing back squat. I try and keep my core tight the entire time, back arched.
I never do direct abs though, so it got me thinking…i know abdominals and your back work in sync to support your spine, esp lumbar area. The only other ab work other than compound lifts are planks only once every 2 weeks or so.
My question is: Is it possible that my lower back pain is coming from having to overcompensate for my abs that may not be of equal strength? If any of you have another hypothesis please let me know. Thanks for your help!