How long do you typically plan for between meets?
I have only competed a few times and the closest time between was 3 months.
However, after the ASC this year there is another meet in OH that I was thinking about doing but its less than 4 weeks later!
Is that too soon to prep for another meet?
It's really up to you. Some guys only do 1 or 2 a year, some do one every 12-16 weeks. I once did 3 meets over 11 weeks (one full meet, 1 Push/pull and 1 DL only) and did fairly well in two of the three (I got hurt in the full meet).
If you can recover well enough to do the second meet, go for it.
Stats: Age: 34 Weight: 205 Height: 5'6"
Gym PRs: Squat:635 Bench:560 Deadlift:495
Meet PRs: Squat:575 Bench:525 Deadlift:510 Total: 1605@220
I dig doing a full 12 week training cycle. That way it gives you time to heal up from the last meet and gives your CNS enough time to adjust to bigger weights.
James "Priest" Burdette
I hear ya. Im not as young as I used to be and I am wondering if these 'older' (well older than many here, not all) bones can take comps 4 weeks apart.
So far my 08 meets are as follows:
Feb Mar Jun Aug Nov(maybe)
I like at least 8-9 weeks between but prefer at least 12 weeks between meets to get in a full training cycle plus de-load weeks before and after the meet itself.
I like at least 12 weeks as well. I guess my question is, would I be stupid doing this meet? Its a smaller local meet and I guess I'd feel like I am letting them down by not supporting them. Conflicted I'd say.
or you can just go and adjust shirts, wrap knees, lift off, etc. When NASA comes to Pickwick, TN, I always go and just help out. It's alot of fun, last time I was more worn out than the two guys i was handling, LOL.
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