I am 48 and have a lot of miles on this body. I have had T-Spine surgery (fusion at T-8-9,9-10), have arthritis in my spine and something like 11 different Disc Bulges. My ortho just said “go ahead, just listen to your body” when I asked him if it was ok to weight train. Same with Hockey. Anyway, whenever I try to add dead lifts back into my program, my back is sore for a week. Muscles spasm and its miserable. Same with squats. What could I sub out for the heavy Dead lift day? I am trying Zercher squats and my first session wasn’t bad, but I can’t go to heavy on those yet so we will see once I get stronger, but primarily I do leg press for heavy leg day. I added farmers walks and I really like those. Any suggestions on some alternatives?