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Hi! A couple of weeks ago I was doing heavy push press and one particular rep went wrong. It felt like my core sort of disengaged and my back went into hyperextension. I lowered the weight and continued my workout without any pain. Later that day I started feeling discomfort in my lower back. The discomfort wasnt real pain (It was probably a little painful the first two nights, but no more), but I knew something was wrong, so I took a pause a little under a week before I started training again. By then I had next to zero discomfort. My coach said I probably had a strain in my lower back and that my back muscles were likely tight,. I have been as careful as can to avoid doing things that produce discomfort / switch exercises were I am prone to hyperextend my back for exercises that produce no discomfort (Only when I hyperextend do I feel this discomfort).
It can mean hitting the same areas a few different ways.
Jill Miller has some great quick fix videos that address the upper and lower back.
You can receive a free quick fix here others are available for a small fee.
Thanks for your reply! I havent done very much to adress the problem other than light stretching in the opposite direction of the discomfort. I am a novice at crossfit, and do not know very much about mobility and how to manage small injuries, etc. I will check out the videos by Jill Miller and see if it helps!