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Meet in 10 Weeks


#1

Hey,

I have a bench only meet in 10 weeks. March 13th. I have been doing 531 using first set last multiple sets for 2 cycles now. Just wondering with 10 weeks before meet should I switch to 351 now instead and follow the pre meet training and meet prep training outlined in 531 powerlifting book ? or just continue 531 and cut out the first set last and only hit prescribed reps about 4 weeks away from meet and incorporate some joker sets and taper down assistance work?

The amount of weeks left is what’s screwing me up. I would like to follow the pre meet training and meet prep training outlined in 531 for powerlifting but that would be 8 weeks, and I’m currently just about to start a new cycle of 531 on Monday.

Any help would be appreciated thanks


#2

I would do 6 weeks of leader, followed by 3 weeks of anchor, with a deload on the week of the meet. Hope this helps!


#3

Thanks manze. do you know where I can get the best description of the leader / anchor that you recommended? Not totally sure what it is


#4

You can get the information on this forum somwhere, but that’s probably gonna be a struggle and you wont get the whole idea. Instead you should head to Wendlers personal forum - there he explains everything in great detail! His forum is really worth the money! This was the best investment I’ve been doing for my mind and my training.


#5

work back from the MEET line to your current week and then proceed forward

Edit: Connection sux.

Some people prefer a deload/speed work with light percentages the week before the meet or nothing at all. Moreover u can adjust the chart in the link with the Meet Prep info in 531 Powerlifting., You know your body best.

or follow Swedes 5th Set peaking layout if u can get your hands on his ebook.

Good Luck


#6

I would do 6 weeks 351,deloads week 7 then 35and the 1 week for your meet . Minimal assistance after the main lift on the 5 and 3 weeks of the last cycle. Don’t go past your opener on the heavy singles.
I rarely deload, but don’t train too failure.
Good luck!


#7

i didnt know links werent allowed anymore, so it was deleted

Anyway, Wendler has a 531 10 week peak chart floating around