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    Wannabebig Member
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    6 week competition cycle, thoughts?

    Hi Guys. I'm a long-time reader but just recently decided to ask a Q.

    I've got a PL meet coming up and will only have 6 weeks to prepare for it. My plan was to re-test my 1RMs then start with the cycle. I based it off of two factors 1)I'm really new to competing, this will be my first meet, so I'm thinking of a linear progression. 2)Using prilepin's table for max strength.

    Typically, i was just working on form, so I would do the three big lifts twice a week (with 1-2 assistance exercises), once at 80% (7 x 2) and once at 70% (5 x4). I kept the reps low to focus on set-up.

    My current plan would be to continue to do the three lifts twice a week with the light day still at 70% and the heavier day at these %'s Any thoughts, suggestions, tweaks? Thanks in advance!

    0 RETEST 1 RMs
    1 @75%, 5 sets of 4 reps. 20 total reps.
    2 @80%, 6 sets of 3 reps. 18 total reps
    3 @85%, 5 sets of 3 reps. 15 total reps
    4 @90%, 3 sets of 2 reps. 6 total reps
    5 @95%, 4 sets of 1 rep. 4 total reps
    6 @70%, 5 sets of 1-2 reps. 5-10 total reps

    (edit: sorry, the table looks nice in the text box, but once i submit it gets squished, so I changed the format)
    Last edited by uneakbreed; 02-15-2011 at 07:06 AM.

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