19 weeks out, Day 2, bench press and sumo deadlifts

Today was heavy bench press and sumo deadlifts.  Since I'm still learning the sumo deadlift groove, I don't really have heavy or light days yet.  However since I'm not pre-fatigued from squatting, I try to push the weights a little higher on my Day 2 session.

Bench presses went well, I did what I expected to do.  With the sumo deadlifts, it feels like I'm starting to find my groove.  I still I have a lot of strengthening of the glutes and hamstrings as well as improving my mobility (and ideal start position) but I'm starting to feel like I'm getting my hips into the lift off the ground.

My original top set of 455x3 moved well so I moved up to 475 for a triple.  I got the triple but my form reverted back to a wide stance pull so I backed down to 405 for two more sets of 5.  These moved well and my glutes and hamstrings felt pretty worked.  Overall, it's nice to notice progress week to week.

Bench Press:  all reps paused, 135x5, 185x5, 225x5, 255x3, add wrist wraps, 285x3, 315x2, 315x2, 315x2, 285x4, 285x4, 285x3

Sumo Deadlift:  225x5, 315x5, 405x5, 455x3, 475x3, 405x5, 405x5

Rope pushdowns:  70x10, 70x8, 70x6

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