Like the title says, I’ve had another relapse with my lower back.
It has been 14 months since my last episode. For 14 months I avoided deadlifting and back squatting. Instead I did heaps of unilateral leg work, planking including side planks, goblet squatting and front squatting. Also started up BJJ which I feel has helped with my flexibility/mobility.
So my back is feeing better than ever and I decided to give back squatting another go. I started off with 5x5 with a measly 60 kg’s. Everything went well. I woke up next morning feeling good. That night I went to BJJ and during my warm-up I felt the dreaded irritation/pain in my lower back. The next morning I woke up in pain. I will be out of action for 2-3 weeks.
My question is should I just give up on back squatting? I have sworn to never deadlift again, but now I am considering adding back squats to this list.
I was getting so excited about back squatting again and i had very humble goal of squatting my BW for 5 reps.