I was deadlifting yesterday, got 495, set up with 505 and as soon as I broke it off the ground I felt a pain extremely low on my back, so I immediately dropped the weight. I walked around for a minute and then tried to bend over to grab the plates and start taking them off, and I couldn’t do it.
Well I could, it was just excruciating. It took me about 10 minutes to get the weight off one side of the bar. I couldn’t put them back on the rack though because I didn’t have the strength to pick up any of the plates. As soon as I would grab one it was like my body just cut off the strength to my glutes/hams/back.
Oddly, I can walk around perfectly fine, and I’m fine while sitting on a soft chair (wooden chairs I feel some discomfort in my lower back). It’s just when I go to bend over that it hurts, I deduced it’s when my lower back has to stabilize my core that it hurts. You never really think of just how many movements require that…tying shoes, turning my computer on, picking up milk off a low shelf in the fridge… It’s a broad diffuse pain, but sharp still; no shooting pains into limbs or extremeities.
It’s not as bad this morning, but still handicapping me. I’m going to give it another day and see if it gets better, before heading to the dr. But in the meantime, has anyone had anything like this, and what on Earth is it?