It was hard, but not as hard as I thought it would be. I remember the ascent feeling far longer than the video shows. Still, the feeling of a fight is something I was not able to grit through before. When I had my weak streak, if the weight was coming up too slow my body would just shut down and abort the lift. I mentally had no confidence in the durability of my back. Here, when I felt the strain I KNEW my back wouldn't get hurt. Mat pulls and rest pauses have helped me learn how to grind, especially the latter under fatigue.
Had work after this (15th straight day in a row), so afterwards I trained until about 11:30pm.