4 6 mm Disc herniations, L3-4 and 4/5. Also C 4-5, 5-6. I Absolutely LOVE the deadlift !
I do 3 minutes of foam rolling before I start and then do 15-30 second hangs between sets.
My first excercise is Glute Ham Raises (yeah, bought one!) then into the deads.
I find I stay a little more supple and have less Doms when I train this way.
The same goes for my squat days. I Squat twice per week (heavy day, speed day)
and Deadlift heavy every two weeks and lift 70-75% the other two weeks.
Sometimes I will hit the Jacuzzi before the Rolling. I found in 1995-1996 while working with the
US Olympic Sculling team, if I poach a body before I work on it...the massage and stretching work even better.
Oh, and I am 47 years old ; )