I need your help on deciding what is the best thing to do 4 weeks out programming wise. This is my second meet, I did the same meet about the same time last year. Last time I tried a lot of different stuff, because I didn’t know any better. I peaked with some kind of Sheiko program that I found online. It was rough. Around 3 hours long training sessions and I felt terrible. I was planning on doing it again but things didn’t work out. I did 2 cycles of some Omar Isuf programs where I combined 2x week squatting and 3x a week benching and deadlifting. My bench is feeling great, my squat hasn’t seen much progress because I’ve been dealing with knee issues. From the lack of proper squatting and accessory movements my deadlift is stuck at 170 kgs. I can’t pull 180kg, it just doesn’t move.
I have lately been doing a lot of kettlebell swings and some condioning related stuff to help my posterior chain, and have been trying to hit accessory stuff hard. I do not know how to proceed with the peaking, tho.
Should I run the same program for like 3 weeks and then get a deload the last week or should i just do some kind of 5/3/1 thing where 1 week out i try my second attempts as heaviest? What would you do if you were in my shoes?
I can always just chill and do something like westside template with the max effort and dynamic effort sh*t. Would love to hear your advise.