Thanks for the advice. I have been working hard on my mobility... maybe I need to do more?
Stateofpschosis- I have never came across any trap bars at the gyms that I go to. And Im not in the position to find new gyms.
Hydraulicfluid- Thanks. I will look into bracing my trunk, its not something I actively do or think about. Any tips?
jp- usually I plan to add deadlifts into my program for a 10 week program. The first 2 weeks are more about getting used to the movement again and higher reps. While for the other weeks I usually alternate between 5 sets of 3 or 5 reps. I try and go up 5-10 lbs every week, depending on how I feel. The injury/irritation occurs at any time during my program, and it can be debilitating... often cant walk for 2-3 days!
Seoldier- I usually do either 3 or 5 reps. But as this was my second week of deadlifting and I was "grooving the groove", I was dong sets of 8 at a "light" weight.
Thanks again for your feedback.