A recent resurfacing “injury” has hindered my ability to lift explosively in regards to dead lifts in particular.
During the summer, while I was squatting a heavy load, I began to feel a sharp burning /tugging sensation in my lower abs. The muscle is next to the top of the hamstring and above the crotch but below the waistline. I attempted to highlight the spot on the picture I have posted.
As a result I stopped lifting heavy squat for a while, but my running and other exercises remained unaffected. The burning/tugging sensation only really occurred when I squatted heavy. I thought it was gone…until now…
Recently I have been dead lifting and the sensation has returned. I can still lift…but I am worried to go too explosive or increase weight as I fear I might tear a muscle.
I have talked to a few trainers and they think it is a weak muscle tear in the lower abs but are not sure. Should I go to the doctor for a diagnosis or replace dead lifts until i can strengthen my abs or what do you suggest I do? All advice is welcome…thank you.