Results 1 to 20 of 20

Thread: Last week of the meet, Whats everyone do?

  1. #1
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Posts
    2,031

    Last week of the meet, Whats everyone do?

    Im a curous to see what every ones does the last week going into a meet. I have a meet this saturday. I typically do nothing but ice and eat. Any body have a rituals that they think benefit the total come meet day?
    Best raw meet lifts
    Squat:765 with wraps. / 700 raw with out wraps
    Bench: 525
    Deadlift: 755
    Total: Raw with wraps: 2000. with out wraps: 1925

    Best lifts Equipped
    1050, 840, 715. Total: 2605

    Representing AtLarge Nutrition and EliteFTS

  2. #2
    The Physique Architect str8flexed's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Posts
    76
    i still lift monday & tuesday, just usually about 65% of my 1 rep max on the big 3. I work on form and commands and mental visualization

  3. #3
    Wannabebig Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Louisiana
    Posts
    84
    I do what I have done for a set of three reps, as that is my opener, the week before and nothing else. The last meet, getting ten percent of that and adding it back to it gave me my 1RM (barring other issues) +/- five lbs.

  4. #4
    Death to the World!
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Posts
    87
    From what I have gathered the more elite lifters take a complete week off. At least the guys in my gym do that. At the intermediate level a little bit of lifting usually keeps technique fresh.
    SOLI DEO GLORIA!

    5'6" 195#
    Raw maxes:
    BP 280ish
    SQ 400ish
    DL 495ish

  5. #5
    Wannabebig Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Posts
    27
    I take my opening squat and bench on Monday, on Wednesday I'll probably be yearning for something so I'll do some light to moderate olympic lifting, on Thursday sometimes I take everything really light and just work on visualization and getting the exact feel of the lifts down one last time. Tuesday + Friday I do recovery work, ice every day.
    Raw 220/105kg lifter
    Best comp lifts:
    252.5kg/170kg/320kg
    120SN/140CJ

    Best gym lifts
    257/175//320
    120SN/146CJ

  6. #6
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Posts
    2,031
    Openers Wise I take my opener squat and pull opener 4 weeks out. I then do light singles the next 3 weeks headin into the meet.
    Best raw meet lifts
    Squat:765 with wraps. / 700 raw with out wraps
    Bench: 525
    Deadlift: 755
    Total: Raw with wraps: 2000. with out wraps: 1925

    Best lifts Equipped
    1050, 840, 715. Total: 2605

    Representing AtLarge Nutrition and EliteFTS

  7. #7
    Senior Member Beverly McD.'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    TEXAS
    Posts
    350
    Ice, eat and rest is the typical at our place too Scott. Maybe a few light auxillary moves to push some blood through the muscles a few days out, but not enough to get a pump or even to break a sweat.
    We want them rested and needing to lift by the time they get to a meet.

  8. #8
    Breaker of Skulls Guido's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    40N 88W
    Posts
    11,316
    Quote Originally Posted by monk2in1 View Post
    From what I have gathered the more elite lifters take a complete week off. At least the guys in my gym do that. At the intermediate level a little bit of lifting usually keeps technique fresh.
    I don't lift at all for the week before the meet. My last session before that week off is just up to openers. Week of is just resting, sleeping, and eating well. Once weigh-in's are over I pig out the night before, then sensible breakfast the day of and bring plenty of snacks for during the meet.
    5'9" 195 lbs
    DL 600x1
    SQ 490x1 (raw)
    BP 430x1 (shirted), 320x1 (raw)
    SN 209x1 C+J 250x1


    My Training Journal
    www.illinipowerlifting.org

    "Most people don't want to learn new things. They only want to hear about things that validate crap they're already doing." - Mike Boyle

  9. #9
    Banned
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Missouri
    Posts
    915
    For me, I don't like to take the whole week off, I never feel as good doing that as I do lifting lighter loads that last week. Usually my last deadlifts are on Monday, I only work up for a few sets with 70%. Wednesday is my last bench and squat work, again around 70%. Beside that, I just try to relax, spend time on visualization and take advantage of massage/ice/heat/etc.

  10. #10
    Senior Member SELK's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Posts
    1,946
    Around 1 month out (ive done 3 weeks as well) I like to work up to around 90% of my opener in the squat (no knee wraps), and usually hit my opener in my bench/deadlift. Then I keep it light until the meet, I focus on speed work. For the bench I may do some shirted doubles to boards but won't push it to hard.

    Usually around 10 days out I will hit a few sets of 5 with like 315 or something light in the squat using a very low box. I feel this prepares me mentally for getting depth in the meet. I used to train to heavy too close to a meet and leave all my best lifts in the gym, now 1 month out I am done 99% of the training. I think I got this from you Mr. Yard.

    The final week I just sit on my ass. I don't stretch or ice anything regularly so I don't want to introduce anything new the week before the meet. I usually rent some dvds or something and try not to think about the meet all that much.
    960/530/749 @ 242
    903/524/738 @ 220

  11. #11
    Moderator Brian Hopper's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Lakeland, Florida
    Posts
    12,832
    I don't do anything that's involved with the gym. But I also don't change my life style around. If I have stuff to do, for example: cut the grass or clean the house, I'm gonna do it. I don't like to change anything as far as that goes. But when it comes to weights, I don't do anything. This past meet I just did on 10/24, I was planning on doing nothing but some static stretches and foam rolling, but I didn't do any of it.

    What meet are you doing?
    My Training Log
    My YouTube page
    Training by Tone Barbaccio
    New Dimensions Wellness & Education

    *************************
    Best geared meet @ 242
    1030SQ, 640BP, 685DL and 2355 total
    Best raw meet w/sleeves @ 242
    665SQ, 440BP, 727DL and 1815 total
    Best raw meet w/sleeves @ 275
    700SQ, 452BP, 722DL and 1874 total

    *************************
    Sponsored By:

    10/20/Life
    Vanilla Gorilla

  12. #12
    Super Moderator vdizenzo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    CT
    Posts
    5,379
    I make sure to keep my body moving. I'll walk, do some light stretching, I'll even take an easy band workout on Tuesday or Wednesday. If I don't do anything I come in very lethargic.


    Supplements I currently take: Nitrean , BCAA , Creatine 500 , Multi-Plus , Fish Oil

    My Training Log , My Youtube Videos

    "The weak will never understand" - Vincent Dizenzo

  13. #13
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    San Jose, CA
    Posts
    2,486
    Quote Originally Posted by vdizenzo View Post
    I make sure to keep my body moving. I'll walk, do some light stretching, I'll even take an easy band workout on Tuesday or Wednesday. If I don't do anything I come in very lethargic.
    I agree with that. Too many days off and I feel blah. Plus, I sit at work. If I don't do mobility work the week of a meet, then I'm really tight when I have to squat.
    www.wildirongym.com
    Become a fan of Wild Iron on Facebook:
    http://tinyurl.com/WildIron

  14. #14
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Posts
    1,099
    Quote Originally Posted by MarcusWild View Post
    I agree with that. Too many days off and I feel blah. Plus, I sit at work. If I don't do mobility work the week of a meet, then I'm really tight when I have to squat.
    Same here. I'll do some light reverse hypers and abs on the Monday before the meet and then do mobility work and stretching the rest of the week. If I have a joint that is sore, I'll also do some icing.

  15. #15
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Posts
    2,031
    Quote Originally Posted by Brian Hopper View Post
    I don't do anything that's involved with the gym. But I also don't change my life style around. If I have stuff to do, for example: cut the grass or clean the house, I'm gonna do it. I don't like to change anything as far as that goes. But when it comes to weights, I don't do anything. This past meet I just did on 10/24, I was planning on doing nothing but some static stretches and foam rolling, but I didn't do any of it.

    What meet are you doing?
    Im doing the APA Delware Power Frenzy this weekend. Not too far from home and all the best equipment you need. I have done all the big meets in the past and now that Im doing the raw stuff I stick to close meets that can be done and back home in a day.
    Last edited by ScottYard; 11-02-2009 at 07:35 PM.
    Best raw meet lifts
    Squat:765 with wraps. / 700 raw with out wraps
    Bench: 525
    Deadlift: 755
    Total: Raw with wraps: 2000. with out wraps: 1925

    Best lifts Equipped
    1050, 840, 715. Total: 2605

    Representing AtLarge Nutrition and EliteFTS

  16. #16
    Senior Member Ryano's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Illinois
    Posts
    596
    The last weeks activities before a meet is very important. As they say, you can't get stronger, but you can get weaker. I usually just completely deload. Just watch porn and drink beer to raise your "T". LOL.
    Can't wait 'til tomorrow, 'cause I get stronger every day!

  17. #17
    IRL my name is Trent Hazerboy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Chicago
    Posts
    1,466
    For some reason the meets i've gone to have worked out such that they're right after school ends.

    So for that week off I'm usually studying for finals anyways XD XD
    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.

  18. #18
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Posts
    2,031
    Quote Originally Posted by Ryano View Post
    The last weeks activities before a meet is very important. As they say, you can't get stronger, but you can get weaker. I usually just completely deload. Just watch porn and drink beer to raise your "T". LOL.

    Nice!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Best raw meet lifts
    Squat:765 with wraps. / 700 raw with out wraps
    Bench: 525
    Deadlift: 755
    Total: Raw with wraps: 2000. with out wraps: 1925

    Best lifts Equipped
    1050, 840, 715. Total: 2605

    Representing AtLarge Nutrition and EliteFTS

  19. #19
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    PA
    Posts
    610
    This is one of the reasons I joined this board Scott. To see what many of the other top lifters are doing and recommend. Its great to see a top lifter like yourself asking opinions on things like this. I've tried many different ways...training up to the day of the meet, taking the week off completely, and like vinnie said just doing some mobility/flexibility work the week before. I really didn't see a big difference between any of the 3 methods. Then again, I am a lot weaker and less experienced, so that probably had something to do with it, especially the first time. My next meet is going to be all raw, and quite frankly, I'm just going to take it one week at a time. If I'm real beat up leading up to it, then I'll probably just do some stretching and mobility work the week before. If I'm feeling real good, I might just take a light workout or two the last week leading up to it. I've never tried RYano's advice...but that sounds like a good idea..haha

  20. #20
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Alabama
    Posts
    737
    I typically end up doing bench openers for 3 singles the sunday or monday before the meet. I like to take deadlift openers 2 weeks earlier, squat openers the week before, then bench openers. That gives my low back a chance to be fully recovered. I'll then take Tuesday and wednesday off, just stretching and foam rolling. If I'm super tight, I'll do some sets with 135-225 in the squat and the deadlift on Thursday (nothing serious, 5-8 sets to get loose). Then rest Thursday and Friday. Because of work, its not uncommon for the week before a meet to just be stupid busy with long days and lots of drama. I try to avoid that, but it sure seems to be the reoccuring pattern. The worst thing that can happen is for an elephant birth to occur the day of a bench contest. Trust me, it sucks.

    If its a saturday weight, I weigh in early as I can on Friday and then eat. I have to have at least a 16 oz ribeye the night before a meet. Its my good luck charm. ;-)
    Last edited by JK1; 11-04-2009 at 12:26 PM.
    Finally ELITE @ SHW..

    Single ply: 931 squat, 760 bench, 530 deadlift and 2180 total
    Multi ply: 960 squat, 770 bench, 550 deadlift and 2250 total.

    The next stop: PRO total.

    HOO's Gym: building the strongest gym in the South, one plate at a time.

Similar Threads

  1. Rookie's Thread - Adventures of a Trainer
    By rookiebldr in forum Member Online Journals
    Replies: 6251
    Last Post: 03-26-2011, 11:27 PM
  2. Question about the week prior to a meet?
    By thegreatone in forum Powerlifting and Strength Training
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 05-20-2009, 10:58 AM
  3. 405 Bench
    By Leeman in forum Powerlifting and Strength Training
    Replies: 25
    Last Post: 09-14-2007, 05:38 AM
  4. Does this training look HARD????
    By KenShamrock in forum Bodybuilding & Weight Training
    Replies: 20
    Last Post: 05-28-2002, 04:49 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •