Twice I have hurt my back doing deadlifts, the second time my recovery period was so long that it put me off for life (I know it was my own fault).
I had been doing them for a while, but for some reason, I just didn't get the lift right and felt my lower back take most of the weight. I just knew there and then that I was in for a couple of months of mobility issues.
I have heard lots of people talk about how deadlifts have been the single most effective contributor to their overall growth and strenght conditioning, as the whole body comes under pressure.
But when you get it wrong, wow the impact on your daily life is dreadful.
Should I give it another go? Are deadlifts an absolute necessity when it comes to stimulating muscle growth (especially in the glutes?)