just wanted some input on a situation I have here.
About a couple of years ago, I started using squats and deadlifts in my regimen. And frankly I loved them.
But not long afterward, I injured my lower back during a mechanical bull ride (I just used gi-mount principles). The sudden twists on the machine was what did it, I think.
I didn't herniate any discs, just an annular strain.
Anyhow, I've returned to squatting, working on very precise form, and I LOVE it. Not working to break any weight records, just looking to work hard, while keeping good form, and protecting my back. Slowly adding the weights, as I progress.
But I'm worried about the deadlift. I badly want to return to this exercise, but I'm worried it will compromise my lower back.
I've found a few articles online, but I'd like some input from folks here as how to do this exercise PROPERLY without reinjuring myself.