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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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  1. #1
    Super Moderator vdizenzo's Avatar
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    Meet prep

    I have taken as many as three weeks light prior to a meet and have gone up to 90% the week before. Each time it seems a bit different. I don't like just doing something because it's on paper.

    How do you all know what to do the weeks coming into a meet?

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    Vin- Go by how your joints are feeling. But still do blood workouts. And I think no more than a week for downtime- Rest iws great...Rust is not.

  4. #3
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    5 out: deload
    4: 90% triple
    3: reverse band heavy single.
    2: single at 87-89% basically like working up to a opener
    1: deload
    0: meet.
    Best Lifts unequipped
    Best lifts Equipped

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  5. #4
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    2 weeks out - Normal training. Should already know openers, likely taken them in the past month.
    1 week out- de days normal, max effort days back off by not taking what would be my top set.
    Week of- extra mobility work and stretching, no barbell exercises and little assistance for blood flow.
    Keep in mind I'm doin west side, don't have a long lead up or 'peak' cycle and don't believe in takin openers really close to the meet.

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    Westside Bencher Travis Bell's Avatar
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    I take openers 3 weeks out if I'm equipped. Two weeks out if I'm competing raw.

    Week before a meet I do a lot of rehab workouts, short, about 30-40min and stretching. I do my worst when I sit and do nothing the week before.

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  7. #6
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    Normally I hit openers a week out then pretty much deload the week before. I just competed last weekend in a bench only meet that I went in to totally last minute. The week before I did shirted bench to a 2 board with 100 lbs of bands in my multi-ply shirt then did my normal squatting and pulling and my full DE day the Wed. before the comp. I competed single ply and did great. Felt stronger than normal. I'm thinking that if you don't feel beat up leading in to the meet a deload isn't totally necessary.

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