All I did was bend down to pick up my damn water bottle, and there it was, “twang…” that little pressure in my lower back that’ll turn into pain when I cool down.
Sure, a few seconds earlier I was making all kinds of noises and faces on a work set of leg presses (4 rep set), but that wasn’t directly the problem, it was that damn water bottle on the floor.
I was just wonder if any of you out there have had lower back problems before, and what you’ve done about it to overcome the training inconvenience? And speed recovery?
The only direct training my lower back gets is from front squats, and I always warm up thoroughly. Here’s what I think may have caused my back to go (and I think it’s only connective tissue, as the Doc said last time it happened…) :
- Increased frequency of leg day from once per week, to once every 5 days,
- Mixing around of the leg exercise order for the first time,
- Jumping into training to quick after a “slow” period, and
- Not “squating” down to get that friggen’ water bottle!
Some other questions for you all : => Do you think it's worth while using a weight belt during leg day? I've read articles before where Charles Poloquin recommends "not" using them... [shrug] => Any ideas on what I can do to speed up the recovery process? Even little tips can make a difference.
Oh, and I take ECA every leg day too. My legs were always an embarrasment through school, so now I’m determined to get them huge! They’re probably my best part now… and I can only do front squats as my back won’t take back squats any more. I get my form regularly checked and don’t feel that it’s a problem.
Any help/advice/input appreciated,