I have a Push-Pull meet on Sun 25th May. In the last two meets I benched 309 lbs. This time my goal was at least 320 lbs.
Training has been good. For a few months I did once a week competition style bench (3x5-8) and once a week either incline or floor press (3x3-8). Two weeks ago in competition style bench I moved to singles by benching very easily 4 singles with 309 lbs. and later in that week hit my all time best set in floor press. A week ago I benched 4 easy singles with 314 lbs., but later in week was weaker than normal in inclines. Yesterday I had planned in my last heavy workout to bench a few quite easy singles with 320 lbs., but already 309 lbs felt heavy and I badly failed 320 lbs.
Other than bench exercises are moving well. I think I just have fatigued my “bench press CNS”. How could I revitalize it in 11 days? Lots of rest and a few easy bench workouts with 70-80% of 1RM leaving many reps in tank? What kind of experiences you have in turning quick regress back to progress?