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How I prep for a Meet
« on: July 10, 2013, 11:05:23 AM »
How I prep for a Meet.
In the month leading up to the Meet, I’ll test my openers 4 weeks out.

Week 4, I stick with 6-8 reps for my main three lifts, and modify my other exercises to stay in a BB style routine.
Week 3, I drop to 4-5 reps for my heavy sets, and stay around 5 sets.
Week 2, I drop to 2-4 reps for my heavy sets. This is all a mind game, as I’m not going to make huge gains in the few weeks before the Meet.

Week 1, I don’t lift at all. Light Cardio and good conversation at the gym to keep my mind focused on the Meet.

If The Meet is on Saturday, I stop eating Thursday Mid day. I’ll have water in small amounts until my weigh-in. After the weigh-in (Friday night), it’s eat till I can’t eat any more.  Pancakes w/Chocolate Chips and Maple Syrup, 3-4 snickers bars, 4-8 Fried Eggs, and 2 lbs of Bacon.  I will eat for about 2-3 hours, and water or Pedialyte.  The next morning, I have a normal breakfast. 2-3 eggs, a few slices of bacon a protein shake, and depending on my stomach, I’ll have some Immodium AD on hand. 

Food through out the day of the Meet, is pancakes w/ Peanut Butter & Jelly (organic), and bananas. Also Pedialyte mixed with any pre-workout Supp I trust.  I hit the pre-workout, as soon as I start my warm-ups.  That kicks it in about 20 minutes into my warm-ups and hits fully right when I’m hitting my opener.

I pick my openers in the week before the Meet. Something I’m confident on.
My second attempt is for my goal. If I hit it, I add 10-20lbs. If I miss it, I know I have one more attempt at the same weight.

There’s another Method that where you pick your opener, that is something you know you could hit on a day that you were overtired, sick and exhausted. Second attempt it a weight you’ve hit a few times in the gym but aren’t overly confident on. Third attempt it a new PR.   I’ve done it that way in the past, but now, I’m more confident and have a better idea of what I’m capable of.
« Last Edit: July 10, 2013, 11:24:00 AM by Deralta »
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Re: How I prep for a Meet
« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2013, 11:08:47 AM »

Powerlifting Meet Bests:

2018.04.28:  620 Squat, 345 Bench, 615 Dead   |  1580 Total
2017.04.29:  610 Squat, 325 Bench, 600 Dead   |  1535 Total
2016.04.22:  600 Squat, 330 Bench, 600 Dead   |  1530 Total
2015.08.09:  600 Squat, 320 Bench, 600 Dead   |  1520 Total

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Re: How I prep for a Meet
« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2013, 11:22:29 AM »
Another great post!

Keep them coming man!
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