Originally Posted by Primate
My lower back is shit. I've injured it multiple times (prolapsed disc, sciatica) and I'm always shit scared of doing it again. As a result my deadlifts and squats have suffered horribly. I'm slowly starting to get corrections to my technique and I'm working on my weak points (glute trusters suck) to protect it as best I can and I'm feeling better than I have for a long time.
This. I did my lower back in this time last year, picking up a 20kg dumbbell ffs. Never had any confidence since, any little nip I feel I abandon the set. Too scared to go heavy on deads too, I see peoples form go to shit and I cringe like "your back is gonna fuckin snap man!!!".