Feb 05, 2012 11:28 AM GMT
Ok, lately I've been working out my back a lot with my trainer. The issue is this, I have really long arms so it's difficult for me to get the size that I want in that area of the body. So my trainner suggests we focus on back and shoulders. In doing a lot of dead lifts and squats, I've been prone to injury. My concern is this, I can push myself so far until I feel tightness and a strain. I'm not improving and I want to push myself. It's easier for me to workout my shoulders and back than it is to define my arms and chest. We still workout all muscle groups and I try to train 4-5 times a week now. I'm doing roughly 6-10 reps of 1.25 times my body weight for dead lifts and squats, 4 sets. I assume my 1 rep max is 270-300 lbs. Does it make sense to focus so much on dead lifts. I don't exhaust myself doing dead lifts but I'm paranoid that I'll once again become bed ridden if I injure myself again. Is there a reason why I injure my lower back so often? Forgive me for sounding like a total tool. I'm debating whether or not I should stop doing the exercise altogether.