I did that a couple times when I didn’t have good form. I’d say wait it out, the pain should be gone within a day, otherwise, maybe check out a doctor. Do you wear a weight lifting belt? If not, you may want to consider investing in one to help prevent these type of back issues.
How will a back belt encourage your muscles to get stronger, when it is doing the work for them?
Belts are not a good idea unless you are lifting a shitload of weight, IMO.
Better to have your kinetic chain assessed and corrected. Do some mobility and activation work - see magnificent mobility DVD for ideas.
In the mean time see a good chiro.[/quote]
I think that’s stupid. Your back is nothing to fuck around with. I use a belt, it’s not doing any work for me, it’s just keeping me in check and helping me not round my back and screw me up for life. It doesn’t matter how much weight you’re lifting, if it’s hurting your back, you need to improve form and maybe have a little support.
Whatever, do what you want, but, there’s nothing fun about not being able to move or bend without hurting just because using a belt limited your workout, or so they claim.