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Telling the difference between DOMS or injury on lower back?!

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2011/03/17 12:36:01 (permalink)
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Telling the difference between DOMS or injury on lower back?!

This may sound like a ridiculous question guys but on Tuesday I managed 1 rep of 160kg on deadlift, smashing my record of 130kg for 5. Not sure what possessed me to go up 30kg but I really wanted to test my 1rep max. Form was perfect as I had a PT checking over and he had no complaints...
 
But as of yesterday my lower back has been in bits...I'm able to still stretch etc and can bend/sit with no problems but whenever I stand and even consider the possibility of performing some standing skull-crushers I want to cry. A really nagging pain...
 
Should I just man up or take it easy? I ask the question because my mate performed some deadlifts with all the wrong form once and literally couldn't move out of bed the next day. 
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    johnny bravo
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    Re:Telling the difference between DOMS or injury on lower back?! 2011/03/17 12:49:08 (permalink)
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    when does DOMS normally set in for you (if you normally suffer with it ) next day, day after that ?
    to be honest mate, im unsure what to say, ive always known when ive injured myself, DOMS is painfull but in an altogether different way to an injury for me.
     
    It is a huge poundage increase though, would you normally never go below 5 reps ? How did you build up to the lift ?
    Trouble with heavy one rep max is, if your form was off its too late at that point.
     

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    Re:Telling the difference between DOMS or injury on lower back?! 2011/03/17 14:00:40 (permalink)
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    Always found it very hard to distinguish for lower back..
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    Re:Telling the difference between DOMS or injury on lower back?! 2011/03/17 15:15:44 (permalink)
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    You know, funnily enough DOMS never usually set in after my first couple of weeks training. Don't get me wrong, my muscles certainly don't feel a 100% but definitely not to the point where I have to try and work out whether or not it's an injury or DOMS.
     
    Right after typing this I set off to the gym and worked some shoulders and tri's, and my back is now feeling fine.
     
    Bloody ridiculous! 
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    Re:Telling the difference between DOMS or injury on lower back?! 2011/03/17 19:58:12 (permalink)
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    after i did deadlifts the other day, my whole lower back was quite sore. felt like somebody had attached a pole to back as well as the muscle was pumped and improved my posture temporarily :D.
     
    if you've popped a muscle in the lower back i think its normally in one location. i've had it myself from work. doms would be spread across your entire lower back i think rather than just centred in a pecticular spot.
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