1 week out, Day 2, bench press and deadlift

It's exactly one week out from the bench press only portion of the Provincials.  In past years, I've never entered the bench only competition because I've never been light enough to make weight for the 105's two days in a row.  I'm not a very good bencher but I thought it would be fun to get an extra competition in next weekend.  Since I've been working with an increased training frequency I don't expect to be too adversely affected by maxing out two days in a row in the bench.

Tonight I worked up to my planned opener of 330.  It was an easy paused single even after paused doubles with 295 and 315.  I finished up with a couple fast sets of 5 and then some weighted dips in order to keep my triceps from feeling left out during these peaking weeks.

I also worked up to my approximate opening weight for the deadlift for two singles.  The bar moved as well as I can ever remember going back over the past couple years.  I'm definitely looking forward to next Saturday to see how everything feels on the platform.

Bench Press:  all reps paused, 135x5, 135x5, 225x5, 275x3, add wrist wraps, 295x2, 315x2, 330x1, 275x5, 275x5

Deadlift:  315x3, 405x3, add belt, 495x1, 495x1, 545x1, 545x1

Weighted dips:  bwt x 10, 45x10, 90x5, 90x5

Parallel grip chins:  5, 5, 5

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