Pain when working out or lifting weights is common, but it shouldn’t be normal. When something hurts, it’s not an opportunity to grit one’s teeth and power through; but look for what one is doing wrong. Fatigue is normal, real pain isn’t; especially when the pain affects one’s ability to function. A proper deadlift should be felt more along the back of the body, from the glutes and hamstrings to the muscles next to the spine. If anyone is feeling it, especially feeling it hurt, elsewhere, work on one’s technique.
- Fatigue in the back the day after deadlifting is normal, but pain from everyday moving afterwards is not.
- People can make tweaks to one’s technique to make sure one is using the right muscles/form for deadlifting, to help prevent back pain.
- There are different variations to deadlifting. Find one that works.
“It’s one of the most common reasons people want to skip deadlifting day: excruciating lower back pain that rears its ugly head a day or two after lifting—or sometimes, even while one is still working out.”