I recently pulled (while sprinting) what felt like a muscle somewhere in the lower back/glute region. Felt like a sudden/sharp pull at first (mostly in the lower back area), which started to ease up a bit as I stretched post workout. Which I’m beginning to think was a mistake.
I believe it may have been due to an inadequate warm up, and general stress/fatigue levels. I had felt this pull once last year, again while sprinting. Did some lower ab exercises and stretching just to see if everything was A-OK, it was. Several years ago, I pulled my back quite seriously. But the funny thing is, I’ve been able to squat and deadlift more ever since! They say, once a muscle gets torn or injured, and if proper healing is allowed, it comes back stronger than before. Thoughts?
I don’t understand what’s going on with my back. It seems my belly’s starting to protrude more and the lumbar curve in my lower back is increasing. I don’t feel very comfortable walking or running fast at the moment. In fact, I haven’t ran since. Been 4 days now. I still have range of motion, there’s no pain, but it just feels fragile. I.e. After I get up from the dinner table or the couch/bed after watching TV/gaming, it feels stiff.
I BP 100 kg for reps. I squat over 120 kg for reps. My best deadlift, raw, has been 170 kg. I’ve never felt the need to wear a belt.
What’s going on here? Weak stabilizer muscles? Inadequate ab training? Bad posture? I’m just 32… this is starting to bug me.
I’d be most grateful to read your thoughts and recommendations, and perhaps share your experiences as well. I don’t want to go around seeing orthopedists, as all they do is recommend some expensive tests, and prescribe a crapload of meds/painkillers. Speaking of which, I do take a painkiller (Paracetamol) and muscle relaxant (has the former + Orphenadrine Citrate) once to twice daily. Seems to relax the lower back region for a while, but after a few hours (especially during inactivity), the discomfort comes back. I also heat up the region before applying MOOV… it’s one of those thick greasy creams that provide instant relief by providing a deep and warm penetrating effect. Smells real minty! (Similar to Deep Heat, Bengay etc)