Bench press overload and aborted deadlift single day

Bench press overload day went pretty well but I could definitely still feel the effects of the bench shirt work last weekend.  Since I don't have any equipped competitions any time soon, I won't be getting back in the shirt for a while.  The extreme overloads from shirted bench work are just a bit too much right now.

The plan on overload day is to work up to a heavy paused single, throw on the Titan Ram and do 3-4 sets.  Today I was feeling good with the raw work and went up to 345 for a paused single.  It felt light on my chest and came off the chest quickly but slowed down through lockout, something I wasn't really expecting given how it felt at the bottom.  My lack of speed in the latter half the lift also showed up in the Titan Ram work as I did 4 doubles with 375.  I'll chalk up the lack of speed to some residual structural fatigue from last week's shirt work.  Hopefully things will be back to normal next week.

I was also supposed to work up to heavy deadlift singles but I think working a bit harder than usual on the bench presses aggravated my lower back.  My back just wouldn't loosen up and every rep of my warmup sets hurt at the top when I locked out.  Strangely, my back doesn't ever hurt at the beginning of the lift, only at the top when I get my hips through.  So, after my last warm-up set, I aborted the planned heavy singles and did a couple high rep sets of leg presses to help loosen up my back.  Whatever issue I have, it's extension intolerant so leg pressing tends to help balance things out since my lower back is in more of a flexion position under tension.

Bench Press:  all reps paused, 135x10, 185x5, 225x5 , 255x3, 285x3,  add wrist wraps, 315x2, 335x1, 345x1

add Titan Ram, 375x2, 375x2, 375x2, 375x2

no ram, paused reps, 285x4, 285x4

Deadlifts:  315x3, 405x3, add belt 495x3

Leg Press:  270x30, 270x30

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