I'm not sure if it's eating immediately before working out, the slight change in my Warm Ups, or If I have just learned to get in the groove and ignore the pain while lifting, but I just want to maintain this momentum.
Now you know why athletes do all that pre-game ritual superstition stuff. "I don't know if it was my red underwear or not, but I was swinging better last night. I'll keep doing that."
Sadly, Both of my presses have slowed though, so working harder on those are my next goal, while maintaining the squat progress...
They will. In order, you'd expect them to slow/plateau like this:
Deadlift (conventional, anyway)
The press depends on a lot of smaller muscles, and it's never going to be as high as the bench press, which will never be as high as the squat. Because you're relatively untrained/detrained in the beginning, they're clumped together and go up fast. But the smaller lifts stall first.
Much to my annoyance when I did a linear 5-rep workout, my press pretty much zoomed up to the maximum I'd done year and year ago, and then stopped there like I was standing under a low ceiling. My bench press went up slightly and stopped. My DL went up steadily. I wasn't squatting in that program. I set goals of Press 0.75 x bw, Bench Press 1 x bw, DL 1.5x bw. Both the press and bench press fell short, stalled where they'd stalled before. The DL hit 1.5x so fast I ended up setting my goal as "sets across at 1.5x bodyweight."