View Full Version : i was doing deadlift and heard a pop in my back. what is it?
10-26-2008, 03:24 PM
i went to the sweet corpsman and tey told me i hyperextended a muscle, that i got a muscle spasm. but i couldnt move for like 5 minutes after i heard it pop. they got me on naprosyn n valium now.
this happen to anyone else???
and what was i doing wrong on my lift?
i was doin sets of 305 and i was on my 9th rep ( of my 2nd set) before i hurt myself
10-26-2008, 03:51 PM
i cant really help you much as to wtf you exactly did but i've strained my back a few times doing deadlifts over about 4 years of lifting and BOTH times it was when i was using non-maximal weights for 10 reps or higher i think part of it is when your doing higher reps with lighter weight youll do the reps faster and maybe slack on form a little bit more. but then using more challenging weight for 4-6 reps you stay more cautious and keep everything really tight.
sorry for sounding homo but do you make sure to flex your ass muscles when getting the weight off the floor? ive found this also helps stabilize your lower back and make it harder for you to pull something.
10-26-2008, 05:02 PM
naw i dont think i flex my ass muscles... should do that tho. and i wasnt doin sets of like 9. i was doing 5x5 . i meant i was on set 2 of 5 reps but at rep 4 i busted my **** get it?
10-26-2008, 06:17 PM
well i hope you recover nice and fast and figure out exactly what problems you have that need to be fixed so you dont injure yourself again.
10-26-2008, 06:32 PM
Could possibly be a disk. Id be careful and take it easy for several weeks. If you notice any nerve pain or shooting pains, go see a doctor. If it does not go away or get significantly better in a week or two or you have nerve pain go see a doctor. They will not do much until then or longer anyway. Good luck.
10-26-2008, 10:39 PM
thanks for the help. yea ima go back to the doc today so they can determine how long ima be on light duty .. cause im on a deployment so i cant really work if im a broke dick. do u guys have any ideas if u can have a slipped disk but not have ur back hurt? like just a minor discomfort but nothing major?