Hey first post here ... I am 19 years old, 185lb body weight, and relatively new to lifting (1.5 years). I am going for a PR on my deadlift next weekend, and doing an active recovery week right now. My highest pull was 455lb as of last month, at 182lb body weight. I have always used straps for my max pulls, my gym has never allowed chalk use. But I decided that that was really dumb, and I am going to use chalk and just clean it up after.
I have heard the form is totally changed when using straps, and to be honest I HATE having to set up the straps before going for my max lift. Totally takes me out of my zone, if you know what I mean. The highest deadlift I have hit without straps or anything was 415. Barely could lock it out at the top, but it was clean ... If I am going to use chalk (bought the blocks from Rogue), is it realistic to think I can pull something like 465 with just chalk on my hands? Any help and tips appreciated! Cheers!