Thanks for the advice. I feel fine in between the days I'm not deadlifting even though we are doing power cleans and snatches. Not to mention that I try to take in at least 6 to 10 grams of omega 3's in the form of fish oil capsules. Post workout is a protein shake with a cold shower ASAP. I read how bad inflammation is and I figured a cold shower post workout would help prevent the delayed muscle soreness. But yup, the 500lb is not budging...mental perhaps? Thanks for the reply though!