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    Question Lower back pain


    Lower back pain
    Yesterday during my second set of RPT deadlifts (I had already warmed up and done the heaviest set) I felt a slight dull pain in my left lower back so I stopped. It went away for a little while but now it's back. Still a slight dull pain nothing excruciating. It only hurts when I bend over without a strait back like when I arch my back on purpose to stretch. Any ideas on how to help fix it? I don't have anything involving lower body programmed until Saturday when I do lowbar back squat so I will give it rest until then

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    Heat it then stretch it, then ice it. Then repeat.

    Easiest way to stretch it is to lay down and bring knees to your chest. There's quite a few just look it up.
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    Subbed for more advice... Back pain/problems sucks!
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    ya back problems suck big time, i compression fractured my spine back in april and my job involves a ton of lifting and my back is sore as **** everyday haha and doesnt help when you have back day at the gym either lol, but good luck man i wonder if you pinched a nerve or something
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    Foam roll the entire thigh and hip area and then do mobility drills.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rodja View Post
    Foam roll the entire thigh and hip area and then do mobility drills.
    This

    I recently started foam rolling, and boy what a difference. Its like your body is slowly being "fixed". I do 3 sessions a week at night, followed by quick mobility work and a hot bath.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rodja View Post
    Foam roll the entire thigh and hip area and then do mobility drills.
    ^^^^foam rolling is the ****. really helps with knots
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    I was in a car accident over 3 years ago and left me with a fractured c5 and bulging c3&4. 1 year of physical therapy 3x a week. I thank god it wasnt my lower back because it seems to be much more unconfortable however the neck seems to be a close 2nd.

    once your lower back is feeling better try strengthening it more with a light back extension, planks, and LIGHT straight leg dead lift. and try stretching more. flexibility helps prevent injuries.

    also consider strengthening your core too. un-proportional muscle strength can also cause injury. thats why some men that have a "bloop" if you will, not saying you do, have back pain because their core is not strong and their back is compensating for stability
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    Quote Originally Posted by LITERaCOLA View Post
    ^^^^foam rolling is the ****. really helps with knots
    Absolutely a helpful tool. I got one with ridges and love it.
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    I'll have to check into one of these. Seem pretty cheap. As I suffer from lower back pain as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by soul0wner View Post
    I'll have to check into one of these. Seem pretty cheap. As I suffer from lower back pain as well.
    I got mine at Dick's Sporting goods on sale for like 15 a couple months back.
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    Do not be cheap with your foam roller. The one's at Academy/Dick's are very soft and do not hold shape/stiffness well. I spent ~$55 for my Rumble Roller nearly two years ago and it's maintained it's shape and firmness.
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    You can get decent deals from elitefts on foam rollers from time to time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rodja
    Do not be cheap with your foam roller. The one's at Academy/Dick's are very soft and do not hold shape/stiffness well. I spent ~$55 for my Rumble Roller nearly two years ago and it's maintained it's shape and firmness.
    Good to know! Thanks bud!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rodja View Post
    Do not be cheap with your foam roller. The one's at Academy/Dick's are very soft and do not hold shape/stiffness well. I spent ~$55 for my Rumble Roller nearly two years ago and it's maintained it's shape and firmness.

    The one I got isn't soft at all. It was originally close to 50 I believe before the sale price.
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    What about using a piece of PVC instead of a foam roller? I found some in my friend's yard and had (what I hope you all confirm) a brilliant idea to use it to roll out muscles. Any objections?
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    Quote Originally Posted by newbreed View Post
    The one I got isn't soft at all. It was originally close to 50 I believe before the sale price.
    They won't last long. Most of the overly commercial foam rollers have maybe 6 months in them and, when you first start out, they all feel stiff.

    Quote Originally Posted by herderdude View Post
    What about using a piece of PVC instead of a foam roller? I found some in my friend's yard and had (what I hope you all confirm) a brilliant idea to use it to roll out muscles. Any objections?
    I don't recommend starting out with one, but it's the cheapest and hardest option out there. I have a 4" one that I use on my hips and IT band along with a baseball.
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    Foam roll and stretch. Sounds like a pull. Most of my lower back pain comes from tightness in my hamstrings and glutes. If I don't stretch or warm up enough and my hams/glutes are still tight, I cant get proper flexibility to get my lower back where I need it. Try to spend some extra time doing mobility drills and some dynamic warm ups. Hope you have a speedy recovery.
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