You got me on that one ZEB. But that was back in August when I was still having grip issues with the bar before I had chalk (especially training in my garage in 100 degree + temps and sweating like crazy).
I'm now pulling 315 without wraps (only chalk) with ease. I topped out at 340 in November. And I'm doing rack pulls just below my knee with 365 for triples. Only chalk.
Will, no waxing. But I do trim my arms/legs once a month or so. I use the 1/8 guard. From a distance, it looks like I'm smooth and waxed/shaved. But up close, you can see the hair. I'm a hairy mofo. I can't stand letting it grow in. Don't worry, I'll be nice and trimmed when you see me in DC with my head freshly shaved too!