Im curious about injury stories - what is the worst injury you’ve had while weightlifting?
Mine is about the deadlift. I was working up to a set of 315. During my warm up set when I hit 275lbs I felt a liquid pop/crack sound in my lower back. The feeling afterwords was unexplainable. I calmly said out loud “I think I should put this down”. I set the weight down slowly and within 1 minute my entire back felt like it was swollen. I was in extreme pain and could barely walk but kept my cool. I never went to the doctor (I probably should have), but I was unable to lift for about 2 months and I couldn’t get out of bed for a week. The first two nights were terrible as I had muscle spasms that woke me up.
To this day (2 years later) I still have chronic lower back pain.