In the first log our hero (I'm writing this so I am taking some creative liberties here) set a meet PR on the bench and an all-time PR deadlifting and made it in to the top 20 in the Nation in the Over 40 age category (Masters Division) in both lifts at the age of 48. Goal for this meet is to break the 400 barrier benching and continue closing in on 600 pulling. Training during the nine weeks since my last meet was Dan John's EES program which I did as a means of working on some different variations of the standard lifts with the hope of recovering from the meet while training some of my weaknesses and not hopefully not losing any strength. My lifts during the DJ programming were paused incline bench, snatch grip deads, squats- had to go to front squats after 4 weeks due to knees issues, weighted pull ups and farmers carries. In pretty good shape starting this meet training cycle. Knees aren't good but that is why I compete push/pull only and they shouldn't cause me any problems in training leading up to the meet. My only real issue is that my left bicep tendon which I tore just over two years ago and had surgically repaired and tweaked just prior to my last meet is still giving me some issues. I had my doctor who is a former team physician for a major university check it out a couple of weeks ago. He did a series of tests and said there was no need for an MRI because based on my mobility and strength he is convinced there isn't any tear and it is just strained. My assistance work will be kept light for the next several weeks in the hopes of getting the arm entirely healed up. Meet date is June 20th.