I'm just curious how you guys setup the last few weeks of training for your squat going into the meet. I competed for a bunch of years in Multiply. This is basically what I did then:
3 weeks out: Full gear Heavy Squat W/bands \
2 weeks out: Full Gear Opener only
1 week out: Briefs only up to ~50% of opener for a few light singles
Now I compete in belt+wraps. I basically have 2 squat days. The first I typically work up to one work set in just a belt. Sometimes it's 10-12 reps, sometimes as low as 2-3 reps depending how I feel. The second day is my heavy day where I use wraps and typically work up to a heavy set of 1-5 reps w/wraps.
I was thinking of doing something similar for this meet like this:
3 weeks out: Belt+wraps Heavy single with Chains
2 weeks out: Belt+wraps Opener for 1-3 reps
1 week out: Belt only Up to last warmup set
So what do you guys do?
Best Meet Lifts(Raw w/wraps):
@165- 435 SQ 270 BE 560 DL.....1255 total
@181- 515 SQ 295 BE 570 DL.....1375 total
Best Meet Lifts(Multi-ply):
@148- 575 SQ 315 BE 515 DL.....1400 total
@165- 680 SQ 380 BE 540 DL.....1555 total
@181- 700 SQ 375 BE 535 DL.....1605 total
Best Gym Lifts(Raw w/wraps)
515 SQ 302.5 BE 585 DL
Do you wave/periodize your training in any specific way? Do you always back squat twice per week?
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I would do last regular full-range heavy 5 weeks out, week off, heavy 2-3reps with bands or chain (just belt) 3 weeks out and last heavy single with bands or chain (belt and wraps) 2 weeks out and light the last week (just belt, less than opener), then week off till meet.
Also would only squat once per week last 3 weeks.
Best competition lifts:
650lbs. raw squat
441lbs. raw bench
580lbs. raw deadlift
1650lbs. raw total
I did this for years and made my way to 765.
Best Lifts unequipped
Best lifts Equipped
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