I don't know how your surgery/back problems relate to mine but I'm going to assume that they are somewhat similar. I had trouble training, walking, sitting, sleeping... living. I had severe nerve impingement, sciatic pain and massive leg pain on both sides all the way down to the foot. However, it did give me a good excuse to fly first class...I just told me wife I needed more room. More room for free alcohol.
Are you saying you don't need to get slapped in the face before every set?
Listen, this is what I learned. When I was at the University of Arizona and Rob Waldrop, who was the Outland Trophy Winner (awarded to the best college football interior lineman), was squatting. This guy was insanely strong. That day he was squatting in the mid-600's for 7 or 8 reps, and he was just getting under the bar when some kid yells, "C'mon Rob, lets go man!"
Rob just stopped...
What is the worst thing you see people doing? Keep it fitness related.
Novice lifters listening to novice lifters on message boards – it’s like two Navy recruits running a nuclear submarine. Nothing good can happen.
The following is an excerpt from the Jim Wendler Forum - it is in response to a question from a forum member that wanted to increase his deadlift. It wasn't a specific question; more it was any suggestions that any of us had regarding the deadlift and how to increase it. Additionally, he also had a question regarding being weak at the bottom of the movement.