I just hit a new bench press PR. I got 325 pause at a raw powerliftin comp. for highschool. It wasn’t too bad at all, my 2nd attempt was actually harder(314) because when the ref said press, i got lightheaded from holding my breathe too long and what I did was let my air out, took another big breathe and then pressed the weight lol.
Some people said the ref was kinda brutal with the pausing taking too long…which could be a case cause i’ve never lost my breathe and got lightheaded. but overall I’m happy.
Shooting for a 340 pause bench now, and a 365 touch and go!