Briefly mentioned this earlier, but I’ve got a friend coming into town, and hes putting together a lifting party I guess you could call it. Going to treat it like a meet. Which is cool, because I’ve never really intended on doing anything like that. My initial plan was to just keep milling through the cogs of 5/3/1 until the end of April and see what happens. Now that I’ve given it more than a second thought, I want to attempt a small peak beforehand. I’m crushing my final sets by double or triple the prescribed reps. So relatively speaking, I’m sure my max pulls are going to be limited by how comfortable I would be with true 1RM weights, as opposed to the actual muscle behind them.
So, how do you peak? I’ve got about… 5 to 6 weeks. I was thinking of waiting until 3 weeks out, limiting or removing accessory work altogether; and focusing on the main movements. Heavy singles for two weeks on all lifts, followed by a week of extreme deload and speed work before the day? Does this sound right?