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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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