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Old 06-04-2007, 09:13 AM   #1
John Bei
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I know there have been numerous topics on deadlifts but I really need to know this, so please forgive me for asking this question.

I just got done doing deadlifts and got a new PR of 290, now the thing is on that last attempt it felt like I was putting alot of stress on my lower back.

Also, when I get done doing even light deadlifts, my legs/glutes aren't sore, but my lower back is always very very sore. Its not an injury type of pain but just a very intense soreness.

My form is good on lighter deadlifts, but on the PR it got U-G-L-Y.

So any advice on this would be appreciated.
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Old 06-04-2007, 09:32 AM   #2
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There's going to be a lot of strain there especially if your torso is pretty long relative to your lower body. Just make sure you have perfect form and you should be fine. I get a lot of soreness in my spinal erectors when I DL as well. Nothing to worry about if the form is good. If you can't keep good form, it's probably not a good idea for you to continue unless you want to risk herniating a disk or something terrible like that.
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Old 06-04-2007, 03:37 PM   #3
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John,
Lift hard but only with good form!

This is especially important on DL IMO.

Much like Steven a DL workout hits my back much more than my legs as far as soreness goes. So nothing wrong with your back being sore but your statement about ugly form is risky. If your form goes bad STOP. If you are not competing as a power lifter it is not worth the potential consequence.

Deadlifts are strong medicine, when done properly you will not hurt yourself but done incorrectly you may!

Notice I did not say when done heavy or light but properly or incorrectly.
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Old 06-04-2007, 06:08 PM   #4
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I think you should get your form checked to make sure you're maintaining your arch. If you're not, you need to work on lower weights until you build strength there. Otherwise a back spasm is likely.
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