Hey, my name's Mohamed and back in December, I was in the gym working out.
I was doing deadlifts on the smith machine at planet fitness.
I usually do 7 sets, 4 warm up and 3 working sets.
So I get through my warm-up sets and get ready to put in work.
I put 200 pounds on the bar and start deadlifting.
1st set done.., felt good.
2nd set, again it was ok.
On to the third and about 3 reps in I heard a crack.
I felt dizzy and had to sit down immediately.
My lower back had snapped :(
The same thing happened a while back and I swore not to deadlift again, yet here I was in the same situation.
I sat on the bench for a little and attempted to get up.
My lower back was really hurting.
Sharp pain up and it was hard to walk.
I left the gym and headed home.
I knew what this meant...
At least two weeks off from the gym and not being able to do anything that required a full range of motion.
I WAS ANNOYED
I was tired of this happening... it wasn't my form I just had a really weak lower back.
Last time I tried stretching and strengthening my lower back but it didn't really work.
I don't like taking unnecessary time off from the gym so I had to find a solution.
I looked into foam rolling but I didn't feel like it would give me the support I needed during my lifts.
So I decided to find a good weightlifting belt.
Did some research and found a good belt something sturdy and stylish.
When I finally got back to the gym I was able to give it a try.
It really provided amazing support.
I really liked how snug it was. I felt protected during my lifts.
For the ultimate test, I tried deadlifting 250 pounds.
Unfortunately, I ended up spraining my lower back again :(
I think heavy deadlifting isn't for me.
Nowadays I stay away from deadlifting altogether.
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