Originally Posted by Greg Everett
What you see more often is chronic problems - constant pain, inflammation, etc. There are a lot of lifters at that level who have had multiple surgeries.
So while you don't necessarily see acute injuries often, you can never predict when you will get one, and you can pretty much count on long term problems.
So your saying that everyone involved in only lifting will encounter long term problems, or just olympic caliber athletes?
Because to me that sounds like a reason to not get into oly lifting...dont get me wrong, I love oly lifting even though i've been doing it for such a short time, but personally I dont want to live the rest of my life with nagging injuries.