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Peaking for a Meet in Dec

I’m ready to start putting on gear to peak myself for a meet. I was think of this method to do so for the squat and deadlift and would appreciate any input or criticism from experienced lifters.

Week 1-82%X3X2-straps down
Week 2-87%X3X2-straps down
Week 3-92%X2X2 sets- straps up
Week 4-85%X3X2 sets- straps down
Week 5-90%X2X2 sets- straps down
Week 6-95%X2- straps up
Week 7-down week
Week 8- comp

That is based on max in full gear (single ply poly if it makes a difference). Sound about right or a recipe for overtraining?

I say if your going the route of standard periodization start low and climb all the way in terms of %'s I would not wave it the way you have set it up . If you want pm me I have a number of templates I have used for peaking in the past .

[quote]NATOR wrote:
I say if your going the route of standard periodization start low and climb all the way in terms of %'s I would not wave it the way you have set it up . If you want pm me I have a number of templates I have used for peaking in the past .[/quote]

Check your PM. Thanks in advance man!

I agree with NATOR,

I don’t like the waving, and I think 8 weeks of heavy stuff might be a bit much. I can also send you the training cycles that I use to peak for my comp if you like, that could give you some ideas too. I’m currently in week 3 of a 9 week cycle to peak my up for a comp on nov 29. PM me mate if you want mate :slight_smile:

Ok, I PMed you two fellas. Thanks in advance. One thing I thought of while driving to work today. Might work better than waving

Just finished a block of raw training so the next week should be a down week.

  1. down week
  2. 83% 2 sets of 3 straps down, loose knee wraps
  3. 87% 2 sets of 3 straps down, loose knee wraps
  4. 91% 2 sets of 2 straps up, tight knee wraps
  5. 95% 1 set of 2 straps up, tight knee wraps
  6. down week
  7. work up to 90% or whatever opener is for 1 set of 1, straps up,tight knee wraps
  8. PR at meet knock on wood

I wouldnt mind gettin’ a peek at those guys !