Solid work in here buddy - on the DOMS issue; do you take any BCAA's? Or was there a significant change in your diet PWO?
I find BCAAs make a huge difference - I hardly get DOMS at all. And of course, not eating enough proteins PWO will make DOMS slightly worse.
MOST LIKELY though, that supp you've started taking gave you some more steam, just like you say.
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Axle clean-press: 100 kgs (220 lbs)
Bench press: 135 kgs (298 lbs) - 1st PL meet 16th October 2011
Deadlift w/Barbell: 180 kgs (397 lbs)
Deadlift w/Hexbar: 225 kgs (496 lbs)
Farmers walk: 240 kgs (530 lbs), 50 feet
Front squat: 100 kgs (220 lbs)
Log clean-press: 100 kgs (220 lbs)
Strict OHP: 85 kgs (187 lbs) 3 reps
Tyre flip: 260 kgs (573 lbs), 100 feet