Just joined T-Nation, very excited to learn for all you masters . I was wondering how to improve my deadlift. Currently i pyramid, doing 5 set of about 6-8 reps utill reaching 175 lbs. Thats ok with me considering i weight about 138-140. However, the majority of members here can deadlift much more than they squat. My squat averages about 235-245 for about 5 reps. Any pointers on how to inprove my deadlift? My goal isto at least reach 200 lbs by this summer. I should add that I prefer a straight legged deadlift without a platform. The gym i work out at is not big on lifting and thus platforms are not avaialable. I also do not use chalk or wrist straps so that may also be limiting the amount i can lift.