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2005/07/29 15:21:19 (permalink)
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problem with deadlifts!!

deadlifts were going great for a while, but now it seems whenever i do them i get a sharp pain in my tailbone while lifting. the pain goes away when i put the weights down, but feels a bit numb in that area. i dont understand it. my lower back feels fine and im lifting properly, im not overtraining because i do back only once a week and im only lifting about half of what i can squat. i can handle the weight just fine and could definitely go heavier if it wasnt for this pain!! Im kinda worried.. can anyone help?
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    RE: problem with deadlifts!! 2005/07/29 16:00:28 (permalink)
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    I'm basically in the same boat mate. My squats and deadlifts aren't particulary that heavy anymore as i always end up with an injury once i get past a certain weight limit. I just put up with the pain mate as long as it doesn't get any worse. I also take voltorol which is a stronger version of ibuprofen but i've got so many niggling injuries i have to take it to keep me from dying!

    You can either rest and hope the injury goes away or crack on and hope it goes away or you could pay a physio loads of money to try and sort it for you!
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    RE: problem with deadlifts!! 2005/07/29 16:09:42 (permalink)
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    personally I would not "work through" an injury. I'd get it looked at by a professional .

    It might be worth getting someone to check your form. Even if you think its spot on it might not be when going real heavy, its easy to let form slip slightly.

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    RE: problem with deadlifts!! 2005/07/29 16:18:24 (permalink)
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    If i didn't 'work through my injuries' i'd never get anything done though i tend to agree with you!
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    RE: problem with deadlifts!! 2005/07/29 16:44:17 (permalink)
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    Its a risk you take. On the flipside when I started out doing deads I had bad form and pulled one of my abs. Thought it was a hernia as it was really painful, got it checked out and the doc almost laughed at me (tw@t)

    I have worked through a shoulder injury which took about 8months to heal completely. However its not the best advice and I wouldnt advise anyone else to do the same.

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    RE: problem with deadlifts!! 2005/07/29 18:14:02 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: jamz

    deadlifts were going great for a while, but now it seems whenever i do them i get a sharp pain in my tailbone while lifting. the pain goes away when i put the weights down, but feels a bit numb in that area. i dont understand it. my lower back feels fine and im lifting properly, im not overtraining because i do back only once a week and im only lifting about half of what i can squat. i can handle the weight just fine and could definitely go heavier if it wasnt for this pain!! Im kinda worried.. can anyone help?


    I've had this a few times, if it is the same thing. However i just stopped deadlifting and put it down to a muscle pull and it was fine the next week. Haven't had this for a long time now. Like the others said if it's a recurring problem get it checked. Personally i'd go see a physio for a better examination as most docs i've seen just recommend a rest.
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    RE: problem with deadlifts!! 2005/07/29 19:57:19 (permalink)
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    thanks for the info guys. i think ill get one of the personal trainers at my gym to take a look at my form for a few sets and give me some pointers. if that doesnt help ill probably check out a chiropractor or physio. maybe i injured myself somehow and not giving it time to heal? who knows. but if i dont get rid of this soon my deads are gonna get light, and i cant have that happen.....
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    RE: problem with deadlifts!! 2005/07/29 20:27:04 (permalink)
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    Make sure you're doing enough warm up sets before you hit the big weights. I remember i was making to big a jump when i had it. If that doesn't do it do as you said.
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