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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

Itís no secret that when people contradict themselves, it has the effect of making the flaws in their actions or statements seem glaringly obvious. But what about when WE ourselves get caught contradicting ourselves by someone else?

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    IRL my name is Trent Hazerboy's Avatar
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    7 weeks out from a meet...

    I'm 7 weeks out from my 3rd raw meet but I'm looking for some advice.

    I just got off a deload week from 5/3/1. Cycles are 3 weeks of 5's, 3's, 1s then 1 week for deloading, so I'm a little unsure of how to approach this. In the past when I've done raw cycles I've schedules my final deload week to be right before the meet but this time I kid of F'd things up here. Any recomendations for how to proceed?

    I was thinking of...
    one more 5/3/1 training cycle (4 weeks)
    1 week more of work weights (sets of 5+)
    1 week of hitting my openers
    deload

    does that sound sensible? Basically I'm just skipping week 3 of 5/3/1.

    Also, I'm a little unsure of how to pick my weights for this cycle.

    For squats and deadlift percentages, I used a weight of 495 for deads and 395 for squats (thats max - 10 percent). My weights and reps looked like...

    Week 1: squats: 335x9 Deadlifts: 420x9 (goal reps of 5)

    Week 2: Squats: 355x7 Deadlifts: 445x8 (goal reps of 3)

    Week 3: Squats: 375x6 Deadlifts: 475x6 (goal reps of 1). For all of these I would say I had at least another rep in the tank also.

    Week 4 was deload. I'm thinking for this cycle I should use a work weight of around 415 and 530 for my squat and deadlift percentages. does that sound good or is it too high? I figure this will put me a lot closer to my goal reps for the day. I realize the program is aiming for slower, sustainable long term gains but I figure I need to up the percentages this close to a meet.

    BTW for my bench work I've still been doing westside stuff so no worries as far as programming goes there.
    Last edited by Hazerboy; 10-25-2009 at 02:09 PM.
    Stats: 11/15/07-First-meet--2nd Meet----3rd meet
    Weight: 185-----187---------198---------198
    Max Bench: 255---220-----------280------300
    Max Squat: 405----395----------440------460
    Max Dead:475-----485----------551------570
    CHINUPS - Bodyweight + 135, x1, dead hang. Still working on the one arm chinup.

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