RE: SLDL killing me off...
Well.... nothing I suppose but my new gym doesn't have a leg curl machine so it's not an option anyhow.
Hypers just don't hit my hams hard enough and to be honest will probably be worse than SLDLs. I have recently added in a lot of glute activation exercises to try and lessen the load on my lower back during deads and squats which does help. My mum has lordosis so I guess it's a genetic thing not a self inflicted burden.