Thanks in advance for anyone who reads through this and can offer a suggestion.
For the last week my low back has been sore, and it has been concerning me because the soreness has not subsided much. It will be sore, but when I am on my feet for 5+ minutes, it really seems to aggravate it and the pain gets worse.
Prior to this, and currently, I have been doing mobility work and foam rolling everyday, and also static stretching every other day with the exercises listed in the “Hardcore Stretching” article by Mike Robertson.
I did this workout on Monday last week, and ever since then my back has been sore.
Here is the workout.
405x5 reps (done below 45 degrees with sumo stance)
Worked up to 7 plates on each side with 2 reps with sumo stance
Hip work (wide outs with band doubled above knees) 1x5 with purple band 1x10 with green
180 degree hyper extension 3x10 with 25 above head
Core work 4x10-12 side bends with cable worked up to 160x10 on each side
I had a ME squat on Friday last week, but my back was so sore it hurt to squat anything above 70% my 1RM. I didn’t push this for fear of injury and took it easy. I have also been using the reverse hyper ever day (with light weight) since the soreness to try to get some blood moving and alleviate the pain.
I know my flexibility isn’t that great, and I think this may be contributing to something. Is there anything else I can do about this? What would you guys recommend?