Since I’ve heard such wonderful things about Sheiko I’ve decided to give it a run. From what I’ve read I should really be attempting to make the program my own and modify it to my needs. But… I don’t know what they are. So I think I need some help.
I lift single ply, in a USAPL or USPF affiliated Irish fed. Best lifts of a 485 squat, 345 bench and 485 deadlift at 198, 20 years old.
- I’ve always pulled conventional, but intend to switch to sumo in the near future, would doing all the deadlift like exercises as sumo be a good idea since I’d be learning and trynig to get used to the techniques and positions involved?
Maybe doing the first deadlift movement on wednesday in a suit with the straps down, and the 2nd DL movemnt of the day, and the rest of the week raw.
I’m thinking of doing the first 4 weeks of squats without a belt since I’m coming off 2 comps in 7 weeks so I’d like a bit of a break from heavy weight. Good idea?
My raw bench strength is important to me, just because! So would doing say (btw I’m looking at the basic sheiko prep cycle for this!) 3 boards on Monday, raw flat work on Wednesday and incline benching on Friday be a good idea?
If I run thru 4 weeks of the prep cycle, should I then go onto the comp cycle or re-test my maxes and run the prep cycle again with the revised weights?
I’ve put all my numbers into the cycle, and it looks a little on the light side. Is this just because the volume is so high?? Is it really enough to get strength gains out of?
I know alot of the questions probably have a best answer of “try it and see” but I was just hoping I some peple with more experince might have tried something alon the same lines and might be able to chime in with some tips. Thanks all!