Re: Always getting injured by deadlifting
I struggle with this myself, I am taller and 39 with a history of lower back herniations ( pre crossfit).
I have actually felt much stronger doing light weight deadlifts and staying away from heavy loads. My 1rm is 380, so reps of 5-10 at 225 are good, but I lower the weight on other rep schemes. I didn't even do the DL open workout because my back was wonky that week and 55 reps of anything was not warranted.
I have also found that strongman stuff has helped a lot, specifically the d-ball. The 100# ball is a good size and ground-over the shoulder work has really helped me.