OK, Dreschsler’s section of returing the bar to the platform begins much like Jimmy Shmytz’s article. Dropping becoming popular after rubber plates are invented and all that..
He points out the damage that is done to bars, the bumper plates becoming permanently damaged and the flooring PLUS the subflooring…
Also he states that dropping the bar causes lifters to tend to lose control of the bar prematurely before the lift is completed. A habit that gets worse at they go along and continue to drop the bar.
Weightlifting, he says, has not usually been a money-making venture for it’s sponsor’s. So finding a place to lift in has always been difficult. To add to this trouble OL lifters have garnered a rep for destroying things so commercial gyms don’t want to touch them. And he basically makes the same points that Shmytz does again…limit dropping to missed lifts or only the heaviest lifts and maybe things will change. So you can be the little boy in the Lorax…plant a seed and nurse it…and maybe the OL lifters and all their friends will come back
He says some more stuff which I’ll skip…
Those who get hurt, albeit slightly, by lowering the bar have probably never learned to lower it properly. You can google the rest if you’re interested in what he says about that…I’m sure it’s probably been posted somewhere, but I think a good video on lowering would help most people more.