So I was deadlifting today, and repping with 275.
I felt as though I stretched correctly, and was warmed up sufficiently. I was using chalk, and correct form. The attached photo shows the stance I was using … pretty standard. Not a sumo stance or anything.
Anyway, after I finished I had some irritation in my MCL (I believe it’s my MCL that’s hurting), and it was nothing severe, but still cause for concern. The pain is not an aching pain, but actually almost feels like a light bruise … it hurts a bit to touch the area, and when I’m bending my knees.
What do you guys do to warm up for deadlifts, and besides using less weight, is there anything I can do to prevent any future damage to my joints and ligaments ?