Just updating the thread,
I was feeling good on Friday after a long training session (sprints, hang snatches, hops, etc.) and had bench. I felt good, had good spotters available, and maxed. I benched 355lbs, raw (pinky fingers on inside ringns) @ 90% the last 5 months or so.
Well over 2/3 of training volume (not including warm-ups) has been between 65-75% of max….
Last Thanksgiving, I hit a big PR and did 315×1, so I’ve had substantial improvement without much lifting >80%.
That’s impressive. Maybe you should give up sprinting and start powerlifting. I just busted out Science and Practice and it says 2/3 of the lifting done by the weightlifting teams in the USSR was under 80%.