I just watched the 35 rep squat video, kinda strange how it went from just a day in the gym with a bunch of elite lifters to a dramatic voice over telling us about how sad DT's life is or was.
Anyways, while DT was squatting they talked about Dave's laundry list of injuries, I think they said he has had 30 pec pulls and about 10 more serious injuries in addition to having to have surgery on both shoulders multiple times ( and the narrator said that what was mentioned in the video was only a partial listing of his injuries).
My question is this: why is Dave Tate such a widely known and respected strength lifting coach if he can't take care of himself? If I were to follow everything he says word for word, wouldn't that lead me down the same path of destruction he has led himself down? Keeping in mind that average Joe doesn't have the connections or the resources to get the very best rehab available like Dave does, wouldn't following him set you on a path that would lead to injuries that would mean the end of your weightlifting?
There are hundreds of people in America and around the globe who have put up better numbers without harming themselves as much, I think its time we found a new brain to pick.