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1st PL meet 6 weeks out


#1

I'm jumping in to my first Powerlifting meet at the Cal State Games in San Diego this July 18th. I'm looking to compete in the 198's raw open division.

I know that there's a few lifters in here currently doing 5/3/1 and was wondering if they had any advice for peaking for the meet. I'm on my 5th cycle of 5/3/1 and am really enjoying it, but I haven't done any maxes since I started. I'm not too sure what numbers I should shoot for, and don't have a clue how to peak for the meet. Any advice would be appreciated.


#2

Hey,

I had a similar thread a few months ago-

-it might take a while to read all the posts and all the links, but it’s worth it and does answer some of your questions- but not 5/3/1 specific.

I used the sheiko competition taper, but only went 6/9 at the meet. I think you might consider maxing or going to 90+% on bench a little more often- i went only 1/3 for bench. I’d be happy to answer any other questions as a former meet virgin.

Finally, I am planning on competing at that same meet, so i might see you there. I’ll only be moving back to SD a week or so before though. Another forum member- Rape Weight - might be there too.


#3

[quote]lukepropst wrote:
I’m jumping in to my first Powerlifting meet at the Cal State Games in San Diego this July 18th. I’m looking to compete in the 198’s raw open division.

I know that there’s a few lifters in here currently doing 5/3/1 and was wondering if they had any advice for peaking for the meet. I’m on my 5th cycle of 5/3/1 and am really enjoying it, but I haven’t done any maxes since I started. I’m not too sure what numbers I should shoot for, and don’t have a clue how to peak for the meet. Any advice would be appreciated.[/quote]

That big 5/3/1 thread where Jim posts is a great place to ask questions about 5/3/1!!


#4

Thanks bearshark, I’ll look through the posts.

Yeah Hanley I read through that thread near religiously, but as my question isn’t directly related to the 5/3/1 workouts I didn’t want to clutter that thread up. Jim even states in his book it’s not specifically for competitive powerlifting, but I know of a few guys who do compete who are following the workouts.