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Upper Back Soreness


#1

Hey guys ive been lurking here for awhile and currently doing 5/3/1 have been for 2 months and i had a question, the day after doing deadlifts i alway have upper back soreness, not like super bad its just odd an i wondered if there was anything in form that could cause this, i will post a vid of form when i get a chance, thanks


#2

Why do you think that this is a bad thing?


#3

There's a big difference between the soreness of muscular fatigue which would be normal and expected after a session of heavy deads and the soreness of injury. Can you be more specific?


#4

Its just like the typical muscle soreness, i was just curious because deadlifts "arent" an upper back exercise and wondered if having soreness there means im doing something wrong


#5

if it's on the back side of your body, chances are deadlifts are working it


#6

Dymar, deadlifts have the potential (and generally do) hit your traps quite nicely. I built up my traps primarily through deadlifts and shrugs, and they tend to be a strong point of mine.


#7

Deadlift will involve all the muscles from your heels to the base of your neck, also forearms,abs, quads.....
Its a super compound lift.


#8

If you're doing boring but big, your back is gonna be pretty sore


#9

My upper back is always sore the day after a good dead session. That's how I know I did them right.


#10

thanks guys, newbie question i know thanks for the replies, on a different note i am loving 5/3/1


#11

What about the lower back getting very sore compared to the rest of the body?


#12

Dude, deadlifts are one of the best back exercises there is. You are sore because you are blasting the shit out of your back.