Hi everyone. Have a question regarding lower back overload.
My training program is as follows:
ABC once a week.
Deadlifts & Arms
Legs & Shoulders
Chest & Back
Now, it so happens that my lower back gets some work at every workout. A has deadlift, B has squats that have some pressure, and C has bent-over 75-80 degree barbell rows.
While I’m doing fine and going up with weights and reps, my lower back suffers. I can deal with the DOMS, but the immediate post-exercise minutes are killing me.
I haven’t injured myself (yet! ^_^), but after deadlift/squats/rows I’m so sore I become almost crippled and have to sit or lay down for 3-4 minutes so I could keep on the workout and walk (!) properly. I should mention I’m very strict about stretching, and have proper rest and good hot baths. Deadlifting and Squatting is all in the 3-8 rep range, rowing 8-14.
Am I overdoing it? I really don’t want to give up any of these exercises, for they all work very well for me. What should I do?