Thought I would introduce myself since I?ve been lurking here for over a year.
I'm 22 5'11 and currently 220 , I?ve been working out for over 3 years and recently begun training hard for a local competition (body building). I credit T-Nation for keeping me motivated and well informed. I like to lift heavy and eat big but I do have a couple of questions.
I recently been to my doctor for some pains in my forearms, as I have had previous injuries to my upper back ( didn't follow-up with ) he thinks it may be part of the cause. I have already had X-rays done and am awaiting the results. He did mention that I should stop doing conventional squats until results are back . Since then I have been pushing hard on front and hack squats ( EFFIN love hack squats ). The problem is my deadlift is suffering a bit, I usually pull 450 but am struggling to get 400 for 3 .
I have been doing stiff leg deads and hack squats for 350 but the problem for regular deads seems to be the first bit of the pull.
I am going to wait until I hear from the Doctor before I squat (regular) again but should I still be hitting the hack for hamstring strength. Is there anything else I could do to get my dead back up (its sucks to get weaker) ? Thanks for the help in advance and T-Nation Rocks.
Anyways sorry for the long post and hopefully I can get some pics up within a few days.