I did a straight-leg deadlift of 245 x 3 the other day. I had more in me but my back was getting tired and I did not feel like gambling. This is unremarkable except that I have had my back operated on twice for discectomies/laminectomies and was emphatically told never to lift heavy weights again. That advice got me nowhere except continued pain, weakness, and nerve damage that never seemed to go away and I decided to try ignoring it and carefully increasing the weight I put on my back in small increments. Now I am much stronger, healthier, my nerves in my feet have most of their feeling back, and I can carry my kids around without worrying about going to the ER again. My goal is to be able to do an easy 10 reps at 245 by the end of the year and squat 300. I just needed to share edit: this was after 135 x 10, 185 x 10, and 205 x 5 or so.