Hi, I’ve entered myself into a power lifting meet in April. And I’m after some advice.
I’m doing 5/3/1 after 6 months of SS. So far I’m loving it. The 5+/3+/1+ are great fun. And engage the competitive side of me.
My question revolves around the weeks before and after the meet. My plan had been to engineer a deload week before the meet. With regards to the workout, I was going to stick to the normal 5/3/1 template but reduce my assistance in the weeks leading up.
Week 1 75% assistance
Week 2 50%
Week 3 25%
Week 4 deload as per 5/3/1 programme
After - I was gonna run the last meso again. I have a shoulder injury I don’t want to upset.
Does this sound about right?
I might be over thinking it. I’m only just totalling 500kg (1100lb) at the moment. So it’s not like I’m going to wreck myself. But I want to have a plan in place.
Any other advice - like on the day tips etc would be appreciated.