I've read all kinds of garbage recently that deadlifts are "bad for your back".
Well...let me tell you a little story.
Three months ago I had a doctor tell me that I had probably herniated a disk.
I had lower back pain from doing heavy standing military presses.
This doctor told me to stop lifting weights. What did i do? I began an intensive deadlift routine and whala! 3 months later the same doctor has given me an all clear signal.
What does this lead me to believe...
1) doctors don't know shit from shinola
2) deadlifts are good for strengthening your back.
3) doctors don't know shit from shinola.
Conclusion...deadlifts are our best friend and doing them right gives total body strength.
Finally.....I will never stop deadlifting.