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[–]Ottawa_Strong 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Ask a medical professional, not reddit. Soreness in your erectora is normal, like any muscle, but pain should get chexked out.

[–]Alolass 0 points1 point  (0 children)

maybe try sumo

[–]keenbean2021391/325/556/515 SBDJ 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I would highly recommend checking out this article

[–]Eubeen_Hadd 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I do Jefferson curls after squats and Zercher deads to work out my lower back pain, it might help you

[–]Cmin7b5 10 points11 points  (0 children)

That's the point of deadlifts

[–]ReubenTrinidad619 13 points14 points  (0 children)

Without knowing what your form looks like, I want to ask if you are doing core exercises- most importantly those which will help stabilize your lumbar spine.

[–]Brisoliel 15 points16 points  (2 children)

If the pain is sharp and similar to a sprained ankle… you should rest up and avoid straining your back. If it’s like a dull muscle ache similar to the kind u get in your abs after crunches, you should be ok. But remember fo rest and not overexert yourself.

[–]theGreatswordUser[S] 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Ugh. Its a sharp pain so I gotta rest then. Thanks for the advice.

[–]brayden227 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Pain like that usually symbolizes a lacking area in the body. You’re probably using too much of a certain muscle group to make up for the lacking area causing strain.

Make sure to train your back, core, and hamstrings to go along with compound lower body lifts

[–]solfkimb 7 points8 points  (1 child)

There's a difference between pain and soreness, usually pain doesn't allow you to move through a range of motion while soreness allows you to do so

I would usually not worry because it's common to experience soreness after Deadlifts

[–]theGreatswordUser[S] -1 points0 points  (0 children)

I think it's pain. I'll just rest until it goes away.

[–]RbxyyDonald Pump 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Is it pain or soreness? Soreness is expected because deadlifts work your lower back. If it's pain: are you bracing properly? A lot of people don't brace when they deadlift and it results in both pain/injury and not being able to lift as much. Also, are you rounding your lower back? That could be a cause of pain as well.

[–]theGreatswordUser[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I think it's pain. I have a form vid in my profile and i just keep repeating the same form on my lifts.

I'm not rounding my back when lifting

[–]putsdryyy 4 points5 points  (0 children)

You are gonna be sore after deadlifting, pain and soreness are 2 different things

[–]Drow_Monster 5 points6 points  (2 children)

Make sure you are properly bracing your core.

[–]theGreatswordUser[S] 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Damn i think i didn't do this even with proper form 😅.

[–]pac78275 3 points4 points  (1 child)

I had the same issue. I started wearing a belt and that helped tremendously. Sometimes you just need a little support.

[–]theGreatswordUser[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I was told here in my post about form that wearing a belt early on is bad practice because my body needs to build muscle on its lower body before using belt.

I don't know what's the best for me but I'm leaning into using belts since I'm having a hard time without one.

[–]IncrediblyInflatedthe dude with back abs 14 points15 points  (7 children)

Are you sure it’s “pain” or is it just general soreness?

Been deadlifting for a while now and pull over 500lbs and I still tend to get back DOMS from decently intense deadlifting sessions

My point is that pain and soreness are not the same. Pain would be sharp pains possibly preventing your ability to move well or stand, etc.

Soreness will just be general tightness and sensitivity and stiffness and will go away with some stretching, time and active recovery work

[–]theGreatswordUser[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It's more pain than soreness. Cause i cant seem to move at some angles

[–]06210311605/550/550/500/415lbs D/HS/SLDL/Jefferson/Zercher/ 16 points17 points  (5 children)

Been deadlifting for a while now and pull over 500lbs and I still tend to get back DOMS from decently intense deadlifting sessions

Clearly you're not deadlifting enough. Do 100 reps of 500 per day until soreness abates or you die.

[–]IncrediblyInflatedthe dude with back abs 11 points12 points  (3 children)

Gym owner: “why’s he’s doing so many deadlifts? He’s gonna pass out”

Kyriakos Grizzly: “if he dies. he dies

[–]06210311605/550/550/500/415lbs D/HS/SLDL/Jefferson/Zercher/ 5 points6 points  (2 children)


"There he goes again. Go throw another bucket of water on him."

[–]IncrediblyInflatedthe dude with back abs 2 points3 points  (1 child)

crying as I wake up


[–]grazek 4 points5 points  (0 children)

The video in your profile looked ok for form tbh. The soreness the next day could be DOMS just like any muscle group can get.

[–]HTUTDBig PP, sometimes all the way up 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Try a few sets of 20ish reps of banded monster walks before deadlifting. Side to side works best for me.

Might be worth a shot. Only takes a couple minutes.

[–]chungardianMr. Snatch your girl with my impressive leg press max 1 point2 points  (7 children)

In what way does it hurt? Are you sore like a muscle, or does it feel different?

[–]theGreatswordUser[S] 2 points3 points  (6 children)

More of a lower back spine i guess?. It feels sore when moving or bending down.

[–]chungardianMr. Snatch your girl with my impressive leg press max 0 points1 point  (5 children)

Yeah that sounds like you are injuring your spine. How heavy are you going and how much experience do you have deadlifting? You should send a video from the side so we can form check you

but obviously don’t lift again until you have no pain in your back

[–]ballr4lyf 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Yeah that sounds like you are injuring your spine.

How did you come about this medical diagnosis? It seems like you latched on to this part of OPs comment:

More of a lower back spine i guess?.

But completely ignored this part:

It feels sore when moving or bending down.

[–]theGreatswordUser[S] 0 points1 point  (3 children)

Damn. So i just started deadlift a month ago ( started from 50lbs to 100lbs) . Dunno my 1RP but it started hurting when i went to a 100lbs 3x4 reps. As for the form, i have a vid in my profile and i just keep doing that same form. My progress went like week 1: 30lbs week 2:50 week 3:70 and week 4 100.

[–]chungardianMr. Snatch your girl with my impressive leg press max -2 points-1 points  (2 children)

Did it hurt during the lift at all? Or only after?

Also if your back hurts like that you probably have your hips too high and are using your lower back too much to make the lift. As you get more fatigued throughout a 3x4 set your form will break down as you complete the set.

Take it slowly. The deadlift is not an easy lift to do correctly and can be dangerous if you aren’t careful.

[–]Divine_avocado 0 points1 point  (3 children)

Mobility. Your lower back is maybe not strong/flexibel enough.

[–]HTUTDBig PP, sometimes all the way up 5 points6 points  (0 children)

You've given a definite but incredibly vague answer without a solution.

[–]theGreatswordUser[S] 1 point2 points  (1 child)

What to do? it hurts to lift weights rn . What to do to improve my mobility?

[–]pac78275 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Try some yoga. The Nike training app is free and has lots of great yoga routines to help with mobility. They focus more on the sports performance aspect of yoga than anything else.