Weight-lifting has always been misunderstood as injury-prone exercises.
NEWSFLASH: IT IS NOT. IN FACT, WEIGHT-LIFTING IMPROVES YOUR DAILY MOBILITY.
Lack of mobility in a certain joint or segment of the body often derives from another joint or segment. The pain may stem from the hip, ankle, and/or foot experiencing some form of compensatory movement or restriction. For instance, tight hip flexors restricting hip mobility are usually related to lack of motor control through the trunk, resulting in the hip flexors taking up more strain and work than they should.
When weight-lifting, you’re squatting, you’re dead-lifting, you’re hip-hinging. In the process, you improve your upper back stability, overhead strength, shoulder stability, and pressing movement. You get to enhance a lot of functional movements with very few exercises. Have your cake and eat it too.