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What you did – You went too low on a squat or lost the natural arch in your lower back on a deadlift, good morning, or other exercise.
What you feel – A pop in your lower back followed by pain and loss of range of motion.
The diagnosis – Most likely a strain of one or more of the muscles that surround and support the lower spine.
Prevent lower-back problems with these three guidelines.
Strengthen Your Core – This is essential if you want to be able to support heavy weights. Do core exercises at least three days a week.
Progress Slowly – You can’t hit a new max every week. Gradually working up in load while keeping good form will give your body time to adapt.
Warm Up Properly – Activate your glutes and loosen your hips with a dynamic warmup before lower body sessions.