Yes it's with straps, the fat owner of the gym was bitching that I would break the floor or whatever and that I'm gonna pay a lot if I do any damage. So I didn't want to piss him with making the slightest noise. Some heavy deadlifts again today. Sorry that it's just 3 videos and the angle isn't that great (it might look like I'm not fully locking out the first 2 singles, but I am), didn't have enough time for doing more single. I'm trying to see whether I'm still jerking the bar, and whether I have good position for pulling. It still seems to me that while I have good speed off the floor, it always takes me like a second before I actually start pulling right (like I said in the noob questions thread). It's not as visible in either of these reps, because I was lucky and had decent starting position on all 3, but usually it's much worse. I see there's some hitching (I think it's called that) on my pr of 501, but it's not that bad... I didn't do it intentionally, I just had problems locking it out, but I didn't feel any double knee bend, I just leaned back a bit, I see that it looks like double knee bend from the video though. The fail at 523, I was already tired and I didn't commit - I just thought I would try it, see how heavy it feels when I exert some force to pull it, and then I just gave up. I only posted it to see if it could maybe explain the problem with pulling the bar that first inch or less. It seems to me that I'm actually having problems with locking out, maybe I should try some rack pulls? Will have to find an actual gym for that though.