So tonight I decided to try squats and deadlift for the first time. I've been working out regularly for 2 and a half months now, and I'm very happy with results so far. I'm 5'11, 180, 13.3% bf and started at 198 and 21.2% bf. The last time I actually lifted consistently was in 2004. (Car wreck derailed me for a good while, lol.) Anyways, I was alone at the gym tonight and decided to try them using the Smith Machine for both.
I maxed at 295x3 for squats and 315x1 for deadlift. I've already read that the Smith machine isn't great for squats, but like I said, I was the only person in the gym and didn't wanna get hurt if I couldn't go back up. (I put the locks at the bottom or my ribs while standing and hit bottom before lifting back up, so it wasn't those drop 3-5 inches and lift again squats.)
Mainly I'm asking is this decent, good, crap, or what?? Why do I feel so dismal and disappointed after it? Or should I be happy with that for a first time lift?