Maybe someone intimately familiar with training Sheiko can help me with this.
I’m amping up for a meet in 8 weeks (Apr. 2). To date I’ve trained a variation of 5/3/1 with a PL coach and club. I’ve want more volume and have considered trying Sheiko but it has been suggested I don’t switch this close to a major contest.
I was looking at the Sheiko comp template and really like the look of it. For those with sheiko and comp experience, would you make the switch now or wait until there is more time to play with a new training method.
The competition/peaking templates will not help you gain strength. They are designed to help you peak for a contest after months of training. I would recommend that you continue training with your PL coach and club up until the meet. It can take a little time to figure out your training maxes for Sheiko and adapt to the volume.
If you want more volume in the mean time, you could try the “Boring but big” variation of the 5/3/1 where you do the primary lift for five sets of ten with 50-60% of your max as assistance work.[/quote]
Thanks, that’s kind of what I thought. My current method has worked for me in past competitions but it never feels like enough. I’m constantly getting it in the neck for doing too much. Currently I add multiple sets of lighter weight squats on back day when I have time.
If I achieve what I hope to at the meet, I’ll have until September to my next one so that should give enough time to change methods.