Great work Jim. Nice bench PR. You're right, bench is such a tightness thing. If you hit it right, it's easy(ish). If you don't get tight enough, it's a merciless 50-50 grind and you almost had that 285. Nice deadlifting the other day too.
Sorry to hear about your eyes, but you have the right idea. Just prepare for whatever may come. I hope I do that if I ever get news like that.
Rock on. Keep killing it.
I am Anton Zdravko Martin!
Best meet lifts: Sq 150 Kg (330 lb), Bench 120 Kg (264), DL 160 (352) @89 Kg (197)
Best gym lifts: Sq 375, Bench 280 (pause), DL 385 @205 or less
Goals beyond my wildest dreams, 600 Kg raw total, 200/160/240
Hack away at anything which isn't essential. Do what you love, and do it often. Fazc.
Everything competes for recovery so more assistance is not always the best idea. miked96