As most of you know I suffered a broken back last Dec. thanks to rowing and had to take a lot of time off training anything that put stress on my back, ie. squats, deadlifts.
Well last night I was able to reach one of my goals in deadlift which was 4x45 per side, or 405. Haha and of course I was wearing my T-Nation shirt when I did it.
I used my shell-toe shoes since they are flat bottomed rather than the nike shox I normally use. I think it may have helped get the lift up. Oh also I made it without and straps or anything like that.