I've learned several things from this injury.
- Don't forget to work the core. The big three lifts are way more exciting but you can't lift big without a strong core.
- Don't compromise technique for numbers. Even if you have to drop down to the bar. If the correct technique is not there don't lift the weight.
- I am personally moving from conventional deadlifts to sumo deadlifts. I find I achieve better body position when lifting sumo. I also lift sumo in competition in gear so I should be training that way. I'll lift conventional once and a while for shits-and-giggles.
- wear a belt when lifting over 50-60% 1RM.
Now I'm a little older and a little wiser.