in regards to the ART, i too have considered it before a meet, but have been advised not to as breakin up of the scar tissue releases toxins into your bloodstream which can make you sick and tired. i have not confirmed this info, but it scares me enough to shy away from it.
I’ve never heard that about ART. I’ve gotten ART treatment about 20-30 times too; and it’s all been great. I’m planning on going a day or two out from the meet and will get some work done on my leg/back but hopefully get some good massage instead for the majority of it.
Maybe after hearing all this, I’ll go once next week to move a bit of weight around 50-70% of my maxes for just a few reps. I never liked taking the time off; but just did to “rest”.
I guess that I’m eating and sleeping plenty in order to get fully rested by the meet if i only take 2-3 full days off.
I’ll be doing some mobility and stretching most every day anyways.