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Thanks for the perspective. I tend to be obsessive about things. I want to measurably know that I'm stronger every month. And I don't think I understand how strength / muscle is actually built. I feel the need to always be moving something that's pretty heavy for me (relatively heavy), otherwise I feel like I'll lose whatever strength I've already developed / whatever thickness I've developed in my legs, back, forearms, etc. which I'm really enjoying. I know cycling is a thing. I get that you can't be at your peak all the time. But I feel like if I were to spend time moving 155 I'd be losing something (albeit gaining technique). I get it. I'm a dense person. But I'm trying to teach myself better than what I currently thinkSounds pretty aggressive. If 265 was a 5RM with touch and go, and now you are going to be doing dead stop, 275 in a month is getting fixated on a number. Trying to hit some number before a break got you hurt last time, why do it again?
If it were me, I'd start at 155, focus on perfect reps, add 10 lbs a session, and go up 10 lbs each week if form was good and the body felt good. Just let the month be for developing perfect form. Make sure you goon travel with a back that feels good.