Haven't done deads consistently in over a year. I pulled some lower back muscles doing deads in May of 07. Everytime I start them back up my back goes back into fits. I have worked hard the last few months on fixing my muscle imbalances (lower abs and hips). I would like to start doing deads again. I never really did conventional deads, but I am using them more as a back exercise, so wanted to do convo instead of sumo. Feels like forever ago that I pulled 500...please share any form issues. Sorry it takes about 30 seconds before the first pull..