So, almost finished my first Strong-15 cycle. Haven't felt this strong in a few years. Weights are just flying up. Only the last week had a few grinders.This week is supposed to be a de-load week followed by the test week. This morning I was unloading a U-Haul and put a few very light boxes down and my low back seized. Now I'm in all sorts of pain. My thought is that I should skip the de-load week AND the test week and just hopefully my back recovers to start the next cycle that is a combination of the Pause squat only cycle and the Short-15 for the deadlift and bench.Thoughts?
Try testing your piriformis. If that's what it is, use the deload week to stretch it and it'll heal up. Then you can do a light week, and then test or just run another cycle.