I took a few weeks off training due to other commitments, but when I started again I had lower back pain the day after doing bent over rows which took over a week to fully heel - I think I compromised form when lowering the bar to the floor after the set, so now I rack the bar on a power rack so I don't have to bend over so much.
The pain went completely - I used to be able to deadlift around 130kg, but as it was my first deadlift workout for a while and because of the back injury I decided to go very light in the first week, so went upto 90kg.. My back was ok and I had no issues, this was last week, my next deadlift workout was yesterday, I went upto 110kg and after the workout I felt a sharp pain n my lower back on the left hand side. I could barely get out of bed, and bending over to change my clothes after I showered was a real struggle.
Again I think this may have something to do with my form when lowering the weight-
I'm too conscious of making sure I don't round my back when I'm lifting the bar and putting it down, also on the way down I'm worrying about scrapping my shins so I guess I'm trying to keep my back arched while also trying to scrape my shins - or it might just be that I need to build up my strength slower and use less weight.
Has anyone else had this problem with their lower back? Are there any excercises I can do to help it heal quicker and also to prevent this happening again?