Today I attended an Olympic weightlifting seminar at Summit Health and Fitness offered by John Tuitele. It was an absolute blast. I may change my tune tomorrow, John warned me that I'm going to be epically sore. However, at least for the moment it was worth it. It just felt very satisfying to learn the techniques of Olympic weightlifting.
I am of course a complete newbie here, and I have much more to learn. I plan on doing plenty more, My back and knee felt great afterwards, even though most of the rest of me hurt, so I see this as a good sign that I can pursue this kind of training with my existing injuries. I would recommend this to almost anyone who is interested in gaining strength.