The 1RMs, the long rest periods between sets etc. People just don't seem to last.
Well the question is how long term is it?
it’s usually the deadlift that fucks things up Lifting hips before shoulders and such and with the spinal erectors not all pulling in the right directions twisting the spine, eventually and rather suddenly pop goes a disc, they have no idea what they’re doing.
powerlifters need to spend time doing and watching Olympic lifting.
There's a lot of good points in your post Goo. I suffered severe Back spasms earlier this year, requiring strong pain meds. I put it down to twisting of the Spine (Sport specific stuff). Therapist got me doing S.L.Ds again.
I should note I was diagnosed with degeneration and arthritis in the Back along with bulging discs lol.