I was reading the How Did I Strain a Muscle Without Noticing It? article & I think I have a very severe strain, let me explain….
A couple of weeks ago I accidentally ended up deadlifting a bar that had 4 45lb plates on one side & 5 45lb plates on the other, needless to say it was a really rough on lower back & hip. However, a week of two later I added my speed deadlifts to my deadlift day, & a week later or so I was attempting 445, usually I'm able to grind it or at least hang on to it for a bit, but this time my back lower back just shutdown, it like someone turned the power off, I couldn't even lift 405 after that.
For the past 2 weeks 385lbs has been tough & PAINFUL. Pistol squats are VERY PAINFUL, its feels like having a handful of needles shoved into my lower back.
So I was thinking of deadlifting only till 365lbs or so (no speed dls for now), switching to front squats & dropping pistol squats all together. My lower back has been sore, stiff & painful for the past couple of weeks
What would you advise me Eric?
Shhh….my common sense is tingling.