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2x2x2 First Pl Meet


#1

Guys

I have been on and off training and making progress for the past 5 years - same old excuses. Marriage, moving house, study again, new career, 2 kids… Thought signing up for a yearly meet from now in will help me focus on improving.

I train 2x a week following 2x2x2 due to time constraints. I pause all pressing reps and reset deads - just because its hard and maybe more “meet like”??

Would you guys change anything in terms of approach to training for the meet? The meet is a year away! ( October 17)

I thought just do 2x2x2 and a month out skip assistance/conditioning/rep prs.

Or should i be following the 531 for Pl idea of hitting some singles after 3 and 1 weeks all year round?

Will this be optimal? 2 days a week is max i spend weight training.

Any thoughts will help, thanks.

Aaron.


#2

Or has anyone tried The NOV Template, page 56, from 531 For PL Book? Just overall awesomeness?

Stretch
Main Lift (PR or required rep)
1-2 Assistance
Hard Condition

I could try this 2 or 3 X a week and go 5/6 week per cycle.

One cycle pre meet cut pr set, assistance and sprints out.