first you say this[quote]eremesu wrote:
if you dont care about the weight you are using and just focus on your muscles working then i think it is safe[/quote]
then you say this [quote]eremesu wrote:
but i dont think you guys should be pushing the deadlift so much. however safe you think it is for you[/quote]
and then this [quote]eremesu wrote:
you tell people theyre a pussy if they dont deadlift 500 pounds [/quote]
WRONG! I would never tell someone they’re a pussy for not deadlifting 500lbs, I would call them a pussy for not even attempting to deadlift say 200lbs because they’re afraid of getting hurt because of what they heard from people like you.
if you actualy looked through this site and other sites you would find an astonishing number of people who herniated a disc from deadlifting. [/quote]
Probably from someone deadlifting close to/over 500lbs, not from a beginner who’s DL’ing a little over 1.5x of they’re body weight . Very heavy weight or even moderate weight with BAD form will cause injury. Not the exercise itself. I advised him to go LIGHT and work on form. No reason for him to get injured that way. If for some reason he never gets good form, then mabey drop exercise. But I bet if he kept at it, he’d be just fine!