I see too many people making the same mistakes and speak to too many guys talking about the good ‘ole days. I’ve talked to too many guys (young and old) reminiscing about how they used to move serious weight, but due to injuries, they’re relegated to hitting machines, the elliptical and telling stories. Too many lifters accept this fate.
Lifting heavy does not at all mean you’ll inevitability get injured. Sure, you can train “perfectly” and still wind up injured – anything can happen, but you can drastically minimize your risk by adhering to some basic principles.