Bit OT, but nevertheless ... do you think doing Bottom-up squats (brooks kubik style) will help with deadlifting?
To the OP, my case is similar to shaolinkiwi. Went up from 185 to 315 fast enough. Lower back soreness is still an issue, but seems to get better the more I deadlift. Probably the same sort of soreness you get starting any compound, but you feel it a bit more due to the relatively heavier weights you use.
I am not sure about the belt part though since I am not using lifting belts at the moment. Might give it a shot some day.
Last edited by kitarpyar; 03-10-2010 at 09:25 AM.