Today: “pause squats” up to 3 x 5 at 135 lbs. My right knee has given me a pain on a certain extension range, such as on the way up out of a lunge or stepping up onto a box. I feel it just a tiny bit when squatting. Pause squats let me go slowly and focus on sitting back, and are challenging without being as heavy, so they are fun and hopefully useful.
Next I bench pressed with spotting from George, up to 3 x 5 at 110, which is a PR. My sets were 5 reps at 65, 75, 95, 105, 110, 110, 110. The final sets were not as hard as I expected and I think this is because I did fewer warm-up sets and was less fatigued.