Deadlifts - Causing back problems
Ok, been having a problem with deadlifts for weeks now, but been ignoring it, and finally got annoyed enough to ask for advice!
Basically, the problem is, I am hurting my spine every time I deadlift, making it hard to sit down, bend over etc for at least a couple of days a week.
I didn't used to deadlift, then did, but with the usual way of using the same weight week after week and always with a belt...never had any problems though!
Then through reading posts on here, I started to do 5x5 without using a belt or straps....my poundages have come on, but every time the weight gets heavier, my back hurts more! I know I have issues with my technique, i tend to push with the legs but the bar doesn't move, so i end up semi-stiff legging it...I've tried to sort this out, but it only happens with heavy weights so dropping the weight to concentrate on technique just means I lift well while the weight is light! Oh, and if I use correct form on heavy weights it feels more like it's compressing my spine.
So this week I thought I'd try progressively heavier singles for a change, hopefully meaning since I wasn't doing so many reps I wouldn't overwork my back...but this was at least as bad as the 5x5 approach..
Which brings me to a few options, which do you guys think will work best?
-Lower weight high rep dealifting (15-20 reps)
-Stick with 5x5
-Wearing a belt again
I've sort of run out of ideas here, so if anyone can offer any advice, cause it's got the stage where I'd rather not go to the gym on pull day than carry on as I am.
Thanks for reading!