Heres the story: Two weeks ago, I was going hard and heavy with 5/3/1. I decided I wanted to throw in more conditioning, so I starting doing circuits with a good amount of compound lifts. When I was doing DB swing in one of my circuits, my lower back (literally that direct lower middle, near tail bone) feels like it became strained.
So I took 2 weeks off from any lifting, but did Muay Thai (probably TOO much as I should have been resting). Well this week I started 5/3/1 again, light, and my lowerback still feels strained. Today I did Front Squats, and it was tight going down and up. It loosened up, but now, hours later, I feel my lower back is really week. Difficult to bend over without whincing.
I really don’t want to go to the docs, and don’t want to fork out $ for a chiro. Should I take off from lifting even longer, and continue light Muay Thai?