2 weeks out, day 2, bench press

I felt pretty good as I was progressing up the weights and after my single with 315 moved fast, I had no doubt I could press 335 until it failed at lockout.  That was disappointing but I did back off singles with 325 and 315 before triples with 285 and close grip dead bench press sets of 4 with 255.

Before my last two meets, I failed with 325 in the gym prior the meets so I'm still ahead of where I was at a lighter weight class.  Still, moral victories don't mean sh*t.  I need to hit a 670 kg total to reach a 400 wilks coefficient.  That number by itself means nothing other than being a nice, round number but it's something I want to hit nonetheless.  A 670 kg total still might not be enough to be the third best 105 kg M1 lifter but it'll be a small consolation prize for me if I end up SOL in terms of the podium.  To have a chance at being able to attempt a deadlift that will get me to 670 kgs, I'll need to bench 152.5 or 155 kgs.  Based on my performances in training, I'm going to have to have a lot of faith that a lift-off, platform psyche, and copious amounts of ibuprofen will find those missing 10 lbs on my bench press.  We shall see.  Right now, my lifting is projecting to a 650 kg total.  It would be a PR for me in the 105kg wt class but wouldn't represent much more than just treading water in terms of relative strength levels.

Bench Press:  all reps paused, 135x10, 185x5, 225x5, 255x3, add wrist wraps, 285x2, 315x1, 335x0, 325x1, 315x1, 285x3x3 sets

Close grip dead bench press:  255x4x3 sets

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