I deadlifted heavy on Wednesday and yesterday after getting in position and benching the bar I quickly jumped out of position and my lower back spasmed. I recovered after a couple of minutes and finished benching and squatting. When I came home I took ibuprofen and alternated applying heat and cold to my lower back and today I feel fine.
I don’t have a planned session until on Monday which includes some heavy benching and light squats and until then I will continue resting, applying heat and cold as well as taking ibuprofen.
My question is:
Should I knock down the weights on the deadlift and slowly build up again (we’re talking … reducing the working set weight by 33 pounds (15KG). I’m doing madcow so that’s resetting the weight by six weeks)?
Of course I want to continue building my deadlift but it’s not like I’ll make any progress if I manage to seriously injure myself. Some advice would be appreciated.