Meet week, last minute squat and bench press priming

So I was washing my 12" kitchen knife and somehow I managed to cut my thumb.  It's just a regular commercial kitchen knife bought from a restaurant supply store but it's sharp and heavy.  It's so much larger than our other knives that I named it "Excalibur".  Until last night, I had managed to avoid giving it a taste of human flesh.  It was just a nick but the cut was deep enough that I needed to keep pressure on it for about an hour before it finally stopped bleeding.  In the grand scheme of things, it's a very minor wound but seeing as I have to hook grip some deadlifts in 6 days, it could be a complication.

sealed up for now
It has sealed up pretty nicely after one day so I'm hoping I'll just need to wrap it with some tape on meet day.  It's also on the other side of my thumb from where the direct tension is and the direction of the cut won't be pulled apart so chances of me bleeding all over the platform are low.

Since I had to squat and bench press today, my thumb issue wasn't going to get in the way of anything.  Normally I wouldn't need to hit any heavy singles on meet week but since I really haven't been able to train effectively, there's no need to spend meet week recovering.  Instead, I really needed to prime my body to put out some max effort for Sunday and tonight's session accomplished that.

I worked up to a squat single with 465 and a bench press single with 320.  The squat wasn't a gym max but it was heavy enough.  The bench single was a gym max but never in doubt.  The squat was 20 lbs less than my competition PR and the bench was 21 lbs less.  For gym lifts, they were pretty good and barring any last minute gallstone attacks, should be indicative of second attempt territory on meet day.

Squats:  135x10, 225x5, 275x3, add belt, 315x3, 365x2, switch to low bar, add wrist wraps, 405x1, 435x1 455x1, 465x1

Bench Press:  all reps paused, 135x10, 185x5, 245x3, add wrist wraps, 285x2, 305x1, 320x1, 315x1


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