I needed 16 on the bench to PR (would've been a huge PR) but didn't have it today. Hard to really kill on AMRAP set on a 5x5 day like this so it was a bit of a long shot, but still happy with 13. Certainly not a bad effort on my part, and I know I will be able to hit better sets in the following weeks when there's less volume, so it's all good.
Pause squats were hard; felt like my face was going to explode in the hole of every rep, haha... 10 is a PR though, so that's cool.
Continuing with the Fighter Pullup program (although on a sort of sporadic schedule). The 5 rep sets were tough but I made it through. Added one extra balls out set at the end where I had my training partner hold my ankles to get in some higher reps. Just like this: http://www.exrx.net/WeightExercises/LatissimusDorsi/AsUnderhandChinupPartner.html
Much prefer these to using a band since the strength curve is more consistent. Hard to quantify, but the extra help puts the weight I'm lifting down in the 80% range or so, which feels much better on my elbows vs. having to do chinups with a much higher percentage of my max. Wish I could figure out a way to do this at home! Haha... Maybe rig up something that slings over the pullup bar with weights on that end to counter balance a bit? DIY assisted pullup machine!