So I've finished my intern year and with the start of my PGY2 year, I'm starting to see the inside of an OR. I've been surprised by how I'm taking to some procedures that I assumed previously to be quite difficult. However, others that I once thought looked like easy surgeries are making me look like one of the 3 stooges. I was most surprised by DLs. I'm a pretty big strong guy, but I've found myself sweating and fatiguing whilst my tiny female chief resident is gracefully having no problems. This makes me think, I'm not doing it right. There are only so many questions you can ask your attending without becoming annoying, so I wanted to poll you all on ways to become more effective and efficient with DLs.