Well, not pain right in the ass, but in the right gluteus maximus. Actually, no, shit, let me clarify. There is pain from the lumbar area, on the hip, down to the gluteus maximus, and then again where the right quadriceps connect to the hip. Time for icy-hot.
My g/f and I went to the gym yesterday, and everything was great. 12 minutes of running, no prob. After that, we headed for the bench press. I used the barbell while she used dumbells for her bench pressing (15lbs max), alternating it with standing dumbell curls.
Moving the load up during bench presses, finally I got to 185lbs… and thatwhere I get my problems, as usual… always, always, always. Damned shoulders. After the 6th rep, I knew I could not continue with full reps, so I placed the bar back into the rack, take a 5 second break, and continue. That does the trick for that and heavier weights.
After that, we moved to the squat rack for… yeah, squatting. Everything was fine and dandy until I moved to 275lbs. After the 3rd rep, I felt a “pop” on my hip/lower back. Shit, shit, shit I said to myself. I quickly placed the weight back and did some lower back stretches. I decided to remove 50lbs off the bar and resume my squatting for 2 more sets, plus a few deadlifts with a moderate weight.
So far I have that pain in the aforementioned areas, and it’s due to that botched attempt to squat 275lbs. The thing is, that’s a usual “heavy, but manageable” weight for me. 315lbs and above can give me problems, and I need a spotter, but never 275lbs.
It’s not painful or debilitating, but it surely depresses me. I had a similar incident almost 2 months ago when doing front squats – back then it was with 185lbs pound, a usual weight that gave me an upper back pain out of the blue.
I used to squat 350lbs in good form, 15 reps no problem back in 2000. What the heck happened? I know, I know. It’s called age, and the accumulated abuse I’ve been inflicting upon myself. I need to remind myself to be careful.
A pain in the ass man, a pain in the ass.