After that it was always 1 step foreward and two steps back in my lifts. I'd get injured, stop, restart...Rinse and repeat. After shoulder injuries, knee injuries, elbow injuries...I finally entered the 1000lbs club. At 225 pounds I got these numbers: Squat-385 Benchpress-260(should be higher but my right rotator cuff and elbow give me problems.) Deadlift-365 And my overhead press, which I know doesn't count, is 205 (strict form, no cheating or pushing off with the legs.) After all the work, and hardship of being let down time and time again by my body...I finally hit one of my life goals. I just wanted to share with people like you guys, who I know will understand the feeling of hitting a goal that was almost impossible to hit. My next goal is to be able to get those numbers into the 1500lbs mark. Did this with a crappy leather belt they had at the gym for beltless guys like me.lol I ordered a 4inch 10mm lever belt and some good knee sleeves and wraps. My trainer said it would be best for me because of my fear of breaking my back again. I want to get my squat and dead into the 500's. If I can get my bench over 300 I'd feel pretty stoked. :icon_lol: If I ever hit those goals, I will post a video so you guys can shit on my form.:icon_lol: So happy right now!