Make sure to take your time to set up on the barbell properly
before your lifts. Avoid the "ripping the bar off the ground" mentality. You attempt that at a max weight you're bound to either fail the lift OR hurt yourself.
Wouldn't hurt to "Ommmm" before the lift either...get you shakras aligned. Don't forget Yoga at 6pm!!
"The deadlift is more functional in that it’s very hard to imagine a more useful application of strength than picking heavy shit up off the ground" -Mark Rippetoe