I have been weight lifting for two months (squat, bench and deadlift), and while I have been very happy with the short term benefits of my new routine, I'm concerned about the negative long term effects of weight lifting.
What measures can I take to ensure that I'm lifting safely and not pushing myself too hard, minimising the risk of injuries in the long term?
In particular, I'm currently deadlifting 80kg. My family (who knows nothing about weight lifting) are concerned that this is too heavy and that I could be hurting myself, if not now then in the long term. While I'm sure that this isn't the case at this particular weight, It makes me wonder what that threshold is and how I can reassure my family and lift as safely as possible so that I minimise injuries.
I understand that poor form can definitely cause issues in the short and long term, so I'm rather interested in the case where the exercise is performed with correct form. I have absolutely no issue with taking as long as necessary to get my form correct before adding weight.