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    deadlift help/tips

    I've been lifting for 3-4 years, but never included deadlifts in my routine until recently when I started reading bb.com. i've watched the instructional videos so I assume my form is ok, but my lower back is sore for days. is it just that good of a workout compared to other lower back exercises or am i probably doing something wrong. i'm only doing 135 for 3 sets, 6-7 reps each
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    It depends what excersises you were doing for your lower back before. But yes, deadlifts are a great back workout but make sure your form is really good. You said you watched the videos so I assume you saw what to do and not do so just keep at it. If your not used to it, it will take awhile to add a lot of weight. Keep your form correct and when you get more comfortable start adding the weight. The form is the most important thing so you dont injure yourself. Good luck bro!
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    assuming form is good, i might suggest your lower back is just weak from not having worked it much previously ?

    When i started doing deads I thought i must be doing them wrong and got my form critiqued over and over but still had bad pain for 2-3 weeks... then over a period of 2 more weeks it disappeared a my weights soared..

    maybe add some other lower back strengthening exercises like hyper extensions and the like to help ?
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    Originally Posted by KhoraskGTR View Post
    assuming form is good, i might suggest your lower back is just weak from not having worked it much previously ?

    When i started doing deads I thought i must be doing them wrong and got my form critiqued over and over but still had bad pain for 2-3 weeks... then over a period of 2 more weeks it disappeared a my weights soared..

    maybe add some other lower back strengthening exercises like hyper extensions and the like to help ?
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    The first few weeks it feels REALLY heavy, even lower numbers. And yea, it hurts but it's a "good" pain.
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    DL is definitely a lift that takes some getting used too. Make sure you make don't jerk the weight from the floor, but keep a smooth motion. Consider adding some back ext or good mornings
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    thanks for the advice from everyone, I was previously doing extensions, but that's all I've ever done for my lower back, so that good explain it being weak and really sore. I'll just stick to the tips i've gotten about the proper form, but do u think a 6-8 rep range for 3 sets is good or should I do more reps and less weight so that I'm working on making my form better?
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