At my previous job at a Physical Therapy Clinic we would literally go to workplaces or have them come to us to teach them how to lift objects properly or deadlift. We didn’t use that term because for some reason that word scares the hell out of people. But back to my point of teaching people how to lift….think about how many times per day you are required to bend over and pick up an object, whether its a laundry basket, a child or a box filled with auto parts. Bottom line we HAVE to know how to lift properly, so avoiding it isn’t helping you at all. Avoiding deadlifting is actually putting you at a much higher risk of hurting your back. Below are some points of performance to practice when deadlifting. Start first with a PVC pipe then transition into heavier objects/barbells once you have mastered the basics.
The Deadlift has the advantage of really working the posterior chain i..e. the muscles at the back of your body (think spinal support muscles, hamstrings, glutes). Spend a little time getting the setup of this movement correct and from there, all it requires if for you to stand up! .