Overhead Press rep PRs and pause squat depth check

After hitting a new 1 RM PR of 245 lbs in the overhead press on Feb 28th, I figured I was good for a 225x3 but didn't attempt it until today.  I got it for a new rep PR with 225 lbs.  I then hit a rep PR with a 185x7 on the next back-off set.  Overall a good volume day for overhead presses.

I was fortunate that Vivian was able to video my first set of 3 with 315 in the pause squat.  I felt like I was sitting deep in the hole but the video shows I was barely there if at all.  Strange because when I hit 474 in my meet in December, it felt like I cut it 2" high but it was clearly deep enough, 3 white lights.

These felt deep but weren't

This felt high but wasn't
In any case, after reviewing the video, I dropped my next two sets deeper just to be safe.  I don't have any issues with depth in competitions but I guess it's better to be safe than sorry, especially on a targeted accessory movement like pause squats.

After pause squats, I hit some paused bench presses.  I upped the weight to 245 lbs and this seemed like a good weight.  I was able to accelerate the bar on all the reps except for the last rep of the last set.  Finished up with pull ups and kirk shrugs.

I had good energy for this session despite not having eaten for almost 6 hours.  Maybe it was because my breakfast was 6 scrambled eggs and 3 sausages worth of sausage and peppers.  Probably about 1300-1400 calories.  Whatever the content (I'm not really counting at all), it was yummy.

pint of black coffee, eggs, sausage and peppers

Overhead Press:  45x10, 95x10, 135x5, 185x5, 205x3, 225x3 rep PR, 185x7 rep PR, 185x5, 185x5

Squats:  all reps paused in the hole, 135x10, 225x5, 275x5, 315x3, 315x3, 315x3

Bench Press:  all reps paused, 135x10, 185x10, 245x5, 245x5, 245x5

Pull ups:  6, 5, 5

Kirk Shrugs:  225x6, 225x6, 225x6

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