So i hit my year end maxes and it went surprisingly well. I had suspected since I didn't get much if any volume in between my last max that it wouldn't work out well but I was pleasantly wrong. I didn't hit my 1100 goal but I was pretty close minus some caveats. Squat 355/365 I had thought that I needed 355 to get a +5lbs to my pr but I had actually needed 360. 365 was part of my 1100 plan and I had hoped I had more in the tank and after completing 365 I figured I didn't. I don't love my depth but I am beginning to think that might be a mobility issue since I fall apart if I go lower than that, I will have to keep figuring that out. [355 is fighting me on the upload] If you keep an eye on my maxes you may feel this is a step backwards since I hit 385 last year but I feel my high-mid bar [this year] technique is a little better for my body than my lowbar [last year], so I am happy with the progression. Bench 250/255 Bench went as well as expected. Unfortunately I didn't notice my spotter was being overly handsy until I did 255 but I didn't want to attempt again, unfortunate but I don't feel it had much effect on the end result. Again this may seem like a step backwards from last years 265 but that was (a sloppy) touch and go while this is fully paused. Deadlift 470/480 So I had woekn up with a bit of a stiff lower back and had to do a lot of driving this day. I had a lacrosse ball with me so I was able to work most of it out throughout the day but I was a bit skeptical about my DL since I hadn't gone over 405 since last month. Regardless that last two times I had 405 on the bar it was pretty explosive and I was happy about that and today was the same. Next I went 455 (not recorded) and it felt good but wasn't fast so I kind of realized that the next two would be grinders. 470 went moderately well and I told myself that it is only 10 more pounds for the next lift. I should have taken about 10mins instead of 5 and in the setup I was a bit tentative and I didn't get the explosiveness I needed and missed the lift. A portion of it was physical but really it was a mental fail which ended me at 1090 rather than 1100. Fail! Year in review Last year ended on a sad note where overuse injuries caught up to me. This year I am feeling recovered and healthy for the most part and I hit one of my lifetime goals of a 500lb deadlift which was incredibly satisfying. I also cleaned up my bench and squat technique and while there is still plenty of room for improvement I feel the motions are safer and more repeatable/reliable. I am going to take a bit of time off from the strength game and do some GPP/Hypetrophy work while still hitting some occasional 85%+ work. Other than being able to hit 500 on the DL any given day I would say my goals for this year are; improve my vanity muscles a little, 405 squat, 275 bench and maybe break into the 500+ range with the DLs.