135 x 10, 185 x 3, 225 x 2, 275 x 1, 315 x 1, 460 x 1, 500 x 1, 500 x 0, 455 x 1, 405 x 3, 315 x 5
4 sets x 10 reps x 125
This has been the worst meet set up I have had in my five years of competing. I am way more confident in my bench at this point. Between night shift, injuries, illness and whatever else I don't know what to blame this on. There is no doubt I was stronger a month ago.
Today I felt good on my warm ups. The bar felt light. I plan on opening around 460, and that went up easy. I would like for 500 to be my next left. Today I got it to my knees before I lost my grip. I dropped the bar, threw my belt and stomped around for two or three minutes. I then tried it again, but just cleared the floor. I dropped to 455 and that was easy again.
To make matters worse one of my friends said, "You had 500. Why did you let go?" I wish I knew. I guess at the meet I will keep my opener and then see how it feels. I am confident on a couple regards. I'll be jacked up, there will be a better bar, and I won't have to pull from the pads.