I hurt my back this past fall (november I think) doing deadlifts. My doctor gave me a look over and said it was just a strained muscle, give it rest and I’ll get over it. Armed with months of research and a supply of Biotest products, I just got back into the gym this past week (I’m throwing together a 3month workout/diet plan which I’ll post this weekend some time for advice) and the lower back was still not what it should be. If I go back to the doctor he’s just going to send me to physical therapy. I’m hoping to avoid that by physical therapizing myself with your help. What lower back exercises are there beyond the deadlift and the good morning? ie: what lighter lower back exercises are there? Thanks.
FYI I’m 20 years old and not prone to injury. Between the injury and now I’ve spent plenty of time playing basketball, moved out of an apartment, and done the occasional weekend of heavy yard work without bothering my back at all. So I’m rather peeved and also slightly worried that I can’t do a deadlift right now.