I did some superheavy pendlay rows (for the first time in my life) before my pressing movement. (Flat DB presses). The weight that I usually use for a very easy double went straight down the fucking floor. I thought it was because I have swine flu (and I probably do) but i realized that I usually don’t do any direct upper back work BEFORE my pressing exercises.
Is this normal?
Plus, I have also noticed that my upper back struggles ALOT everytime I set up for my Max Effort DB presses. I have to bend over and pick them up, and then slightly pull the so that they can rest on my lap. This was noticeably MUCH more difficult after doing Max Effort pendlay rows.