Thanks for the tips. Today is my push press workout so I'll give those cues a try and see what happens. Definitely gonna try to emphasize speed and explosion even more so this time around and maybe throw in some jumps/med ball throws prior too to fire up the CNS, something I haven't done much if since beginning this program.
I think I may have psyched myself up too much mentally last workout as well, couldn't wait to train which sometimes works against me. Also tweaked my low back a bit during the warmup which didn't help. The back thing has lingered, but seems some of my best workouts have come while dealing with aches and pains.