Would be very happy if someone could help troubleshoot something that happened to me yesterday = )
I was deadlifting conventional in a very narrow stance with no belt. It wasn’t even close to a 1RM. I was doing sets of 10 and I was on my second set. Everything was normal.
Mid-pull (3rd or 4th rep – not yet fatigued and previous reps felt great) I felt a huge surge of pain and had to drop the weight. After that I couldn’t bend forward without immense pain. Anything resembling a touch your toes stretch or a stiff leg DL type of movement caused immense pain. Bodyweight squats were fine as long as I kept my torso straight. All of this was only in the left side of my lower back.
The pain slowly became more tolerable. Using my hips and glutes to bend over felt perfectly fine and I finished more pulls of the same weight just using a sumo stance. By the time I went home there was still some pain but it wasn’t unbearable.
24 hours later it’s now it’s not very recognizable. I can feel the spot, especially if I change my posture to put pressure on it, but I don’t feel much pain. It feels like it originates more from the outside of my pelvic bone or where the pelvis and spine meet, rather than just the spinal cord itself.
- No history of any injuries
- Poor flexibility and have always sucked at conventional deadlifts.
- Possible for lower back rounding.