I am a relatively new lifter, have been in a great routine for the last 6 months.
By routine I mean 5 to 6 days a week.
Personal trainer 1 day 1hr HiiT
1 day heavy lifting upper
Multiple days core, legs, interval, lots of stretching and started adding 1 30 min yoga session.
Try to keep things changing with a big focus on stability and core.(history of back issues)
A few months ago I started to experience sciatica after a dead lift. Not heavy weight and good form. Since that time I have not been able to do a traditional deadlift and have to be very mindful of any pick off the floor lifts. Doesnt need to be heavy weight to irritate it and I dont have to be bending, lifting with legs bothers it too. Had it checked, no disk issues, appears to be pressure against it from muscle.
I’ve been trying to find modifications I can do to target the same areas. Been doing dumbells suitcases, deadlift machine with the upper grips, various types of light weight squats ( single legs seem fine)
Anyone else dealing it it, any tips?