So I’ve been working up to a conventional deadlift for the past couple of months using the trap bar. When I first started lifting weights I was super, super weak, barely managing to squat the oly bar, lift the oly bar, look the oly bar in the eye.
Last week I gave my first conventional deadlift a shot and truly, it was a beautiful thing. 135lbs (remember, I couldn’t lift the bar not so long ago) perfect form and absolute exhilaration upon completion. It was wonderful.
Of course, I wanted to do it again as soon as possible! So I went to the gym on Saturday totally psyched. And I really messed up. I don’t know what I did wrong, but my back was so sore on Sunday I could hardly walk. I’m still hobbling around a little today and know it’s going to be a week or two until I can try it again.
Which really sucks because I just lost my confidence in my squat. I was doing awesome until a few weeks ago felt some pain in my quads and had to avoid squatting. It seems like a hip flexor issue. I’ve been doing some mobility work, but when I went to squat on Saturday I missed the weight I lifted last time (115lbs) and had to let the bar drop to the safety pins. Nothing was hurt but my ego, thankfully.
Was Saturday just a bad day or am I really doing something wrong here?
I’m really nervous about 1) filming myself in the gym and 2) posting it to the internet, but I don’t think I have much of a choice. I hired a personal trainer and he sucked, and now I’m too embarrassed to get another one. (I go to a commercial gym, the trainer was a really nice guy even though he wasn’t very good, and I just don’t want to spend that kind of money just to be disappointed again).
Is there any way around this? I guess not. Hopefully I’ll find a kind place where I can get some feedback on my form without having to endure YouTube style comments. If you know a good place for this kind of thing it would be awesome if you could let me know!