Well I have really gotten into Stiff Legged deadlifts and dont them on one of my leg w/o days (2 types of leg w/o but only once a week) and in one of my back workouts (same this as leg)
However since I recently started doing them I began with a relativly low weight but have worked up to higher and more difficult weights. I do them on a platform that allows me to lower my hands to just above the top of my feet even with the height of the 45s on it.
In the beggining there was no real problem with this but as the weight has increased I have encountered something that had me semi worried. Recently as I have increased my weight on the last few reps when Im really working my hams and back when Im trying to lockout my abs are under alot of pressure and it almost feels like I could be in danger of a hernia. Now I have never experienced a hernia and cant pinpoint the feeling but my last SLDL it was really feeling as if when I add more weight my abs could be in possible danger of one.
Now I dont know if this is just me working my abs to a point that I never have or if it is dangerouse. I just wanted to ask what you guys thought I should do to prevent any injury. Am I just working my stomach hard or would be wearing a belt help in anyway (would a belt even help my stomach?