oh man it was great. i decided i would try a little wider stance than usual with my toes pointed out slightly and i also grabbed a belt (a sucky belt because i have a small waist and even at the tightest setting it was pretty loose until i pushed out my gut) and it felt so solid when i was doing them. i was also able to use more legs and less lower back. i got a new personal record doing 315 for 8. probably could have done 1 or 2 more too but i was tired cause i wasn't planning on doing that many reps. My willpower probably gave up first (i hate doing high reps). not only that but it was after doing squats first. i don't usually do deadlifts after squats but i was trying to fit them in today. so anyways, i felt good about it. btw, i'm 5' 8" and i weigh 160 lbs before anyone asks.