3 weeks out, Day 3 bench press, trying to get to the deload

I definitely feel like I'm in a slight over-reaching phase.  The lifts feel tough and there's just a hint of ache that wants to intrude and attenuate bar speed.  I was able to work up to a paused single with 335 again but the bar moved very slowly.  I never felt like I was going to fail the lift but I had no speed off the chest.  Instead of doing back off sets with 295, I decided to do touch and go sets with 275.  After two sets of 5, I shut it down.  I was starting to feel the lifts in the joints not the muscles so I took that as a sign that I should stop.

I just need to get through three more workouts and then I'll have almost an entire week of active recovery (lots of walking, a couple or three sessions in a hotel fitness center, and food and beverages) to let things get right again.  Once back from vacation, I'll have a week to hit some heavy singles to re-accustom my body for the meet.  I hope I'm able to control my appetite while I'm away so that I don't eat myself back out of the 105 kg wt class...

For variety's sake, I decided to do ab wheel roll outs and incline crunches.  The roll outs felt fine but my back did not like the incline crunches.  Actually, my back liked the slight traction when relaxing in the 'down' position but it definitely did not like flexing.  It's interesting that I get no discomfort at all from a crunch machine or hanging or elbows supported leg raises but lying crunches or sit ups hurt.

Bench Press:  all reps paused, 135x5, 135x5, 225x5, 265x3, add wrist wraps, 295x3, 315x1, 335x1, touch and go, 275x5, 275x5

Parallel grip chins:  5, 5, 5, 5

ab wheel roll outs:  10, 10

incline crunches:  10, 10

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