Big thanks to themaster2981. After talking to him, I bought a belt the other day and got to use it today for my deadlift session. I was amazed at how easy it was to pull the bar. I was stuck at 255x3 for 3, 2, 1. Thought I was at a plateau, but I hit my rep ceiling, and am ready to drop another 10 on the bar. Looks like I am on track for hitting my goals.
Obsessed is a word the lazy use to describe the dedicated