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Have you had anyone look at your technique for the deadlift or clean?
It sounds like a technique issue where it doesn’t show up on other elements/movements.
Currently, you may not be effected at a lesser number of reps or weight because your body is able to buffer the technique deviation at a lower number of reps/weight.
Your body buffers it until it can’t and there is warning just game over. Once you pass the tolerance level there is no going back until there is off time.
It doesn’t sound like a mobility issue flossing/rolling/massage isn’t hitting the cause of the pain so you don’t see an improvement.
Start with technique for the deadlift and clean.
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Skill and drill work will definitely help improve your technique.
You want to perform the skill correctly first.
Next, increase speed/efficiency through the movement.
Then, add weight with the skill.
Yes, a tweak can present as you are experiencing.
The issue resolved itself in 2-3 days this time, but that doesn’t mean that will always be the case.
You need to watch the cumulative impact of poor movement patterns as this predisposes for injury.
It isn’t one bad rep that results in injury. That is the rep that put the person over the edge. Injury is the result of repeated improper movement patterns.
Try and make sure your knees aren’t caving in during your lift. Get someone to watch your form or try using a mirror if need be.
Thanks very much Kaitlin / Alpha,
Read up on Starting Strength 3rd edition if you can. Most people can handle a knees under hips stance, however, if you sport proportionally longer femurs or tibias then you may have to widen your stance or pull sumo. And yes, I have seen several clients exhibit valgus during their deadlifts. Just make sure you enter and exit the tunnel in a good position!