[quote]Chris Colucci wrote:
conventionally deadlifts really hurt my lower back.[/quote]
This is deserves your attention, not just a band-aid solution (new exercise). Figure out if it’s a technique issue, a programming issue (going into the DL session with a fatigued low back), something bigger that’s undiagnosed, or what.
From the FAQ in the 5/3/1 manual:
Question: Can I use the trap bar instead of the barbell for deadlifting?
Answer: Yes, this is the only acceptable deadlift option.
Question: If I switch from deadlifts to trap bar deadlifts, how long should I stick with the trap bar?
Answer:: You should stick with the new exercise until you reach your goal or until you stall. You must stay with the new exercise for more than just 4-8 weeks.
Question: Can I switch movements every other cycle? For example, do a trap bar deadlift for a cycle and then switch to a deadlift and then back to the trap bar.
Answer: No. Stick with one exercise and keep pushing this exercise until you stall out or reach your personal goals.
For athletes though, I have no input but Defranco’s vids always seem to be filled to the brim with trap bar work, take that for what it’s worth.[/quote]
And Cressey’s athletes. And the athletes at Mike Boyle’s place. And so on, and so on. Trap bar deads are a solid option for athletes.[/quote]
Thanks CC. Right now i am foam rolling everything and doing this warmup every day before lifting
The pain was on both sides of my lower back but since i started doing mobility only the left side has pain although it has gotten better. It not a sharp pain unless i pick something heavy up aka deadlift. Any other suggestion to fix it?