Yes, but resetting would just put me back another four weeks, which is exactly why I'm in the situation I'm in with my bench. I need sustained progress over a long period of time. Going from three sets to one top set is already a bit of a deload anyway.
Okay, and I think these are definitely helping my bench.
worked up to 100 but elbows hut knees and couldn't be arsed with them after that.
bodyweight x 5/5/4/3
Not lost as much on these as I thought. Also shoulder felt much better this time - before I kept feeling really tight and twisted at the bottom. Being in the dead hang position felt quite good tonight.
Just been to the physiotherapist. She says that the problems in my back are caused by piss poor posture which is causing extreme tightness in my thoracic spine. Makes perfect sense given how I've been sitting. So I've got to vastly improve my posture. She also said that doing some basic abs exercises will help, and recommended front squats since they much better enforce proper posture. Both of which I've been seriously neglecting.