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Peaking for Competition: Rest Week


#1

In the past I’d take the week off leading into a meet, focus on hydration nutrition rest.

This time around, I was on vacation and had closer to two weeks off. Not that I can do anything about it now, but would you expect decreased performance at the meet relative to the standard 1 week?

I’m doing this one for fun, testing my maxes at a soft 10 - 15 lbs overweight so there’s no real pressure. Just curious what you guys think about rest periods.


#2

You’re old bro!

For once, you’re going to be well rested, and not starved!

You are going to hit some BIG lifts at this meet.


#3

Hahaa. . . Thanks (I think!!)

Well I’m totally down for some big lifts. I’m nervous but optimistic about my squat.


#4

Stronger dudes have to rest longer!

Here’s a science graph to help your confidence.


#5

Ha! well that clears it right up. I’m going to go 9 for 9 and 3 PRs!