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    Week before a full meet...

    What do most of you do......
    some basic/light training,
    rest the entire week,
    a little cardio to make weight, ,
    clean diet up or smash food, etc....
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    I eat a **** load, start pounding gatorade 2 days before the meet. I actually did some squatting 4 days out, which probably wasn't the best idea. I just take it easy, keep my food intake high, get lots of sleep, and maybe do some stretching
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    Quote Originally Posted by blownby View Post
    What do most of you do......
    some basic/light training,
    rest the entire week,
    a little cardio to make weight, ,
    clean diet up or smash food, etc....

    Good question ! I was kind of wondering myself seeing as how I'm just a month away from my first show.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Detard View Post
    I eat a **** load, start pounding gatorade 2 days before the meet. I actually did some squatting 4 days out, which probably wasn't the best idea. I just take it easy, keep my food intake high, get lots of sleep, and maybe do some stretching

    do u lift at 198? ur sig says 202#....so u really just have a few pounds of water to cut before weighin then?
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    I rest, except for some stretching mostly so my hips don't tighten up, and I eat everything I can get my hands on ( but I pretty much do that all the time ).

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    Quote Originally Posted by blownby View Post
    do u lift at 198? ur sig says 202#....so u really just have a few pounds of water to cut before weighin then?
    Yeah my last meet was at 198. I'm making my way up to the 220's now though.
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    Most meets have been moved to Sundays around here. I'll do a light, raw squat workout on Tuesday. I'll do some like KB bench and stuff on Thursday. I do recovery, mobility, and stretching stuff all week of my joints tighten up too much. I think a lot of how much you rest the week before depends on your overall strength level, your body size, and your GPP. As I've focused more on my GPP, I need less rest before meets. I also recover much faster after the meet.
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    GPP?
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    Most people like to rest the entire week. I like to treat it as a deload with light raw squatting on Monday, light benching on Tuesday, some back stuff on Wednesday, and then just rest up until the meet.
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    GPP = general physical preparedness. Louie talks about it a lot in his articles. It affects everything from your working capacity during training, to recovery, to meet performance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete22 View Post
    Most people like to rest the entire week. I like to treat it as a deload with light raw squatting on Monday, light benching on Tuesday, some back stuff on Wednesday, and then just rest up until the meet.
    Great advice! I do the same, less the back stuff on wed.

    I may go up to my opener on the bench/squat and stop there... DL needs more recovery time.

    Are you RAW or Geared? Reason being, I have to check my groove w/ equipment. (a big mental thing)

    Good luck bro!

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