Thanks for reading. I am logging training online for the first time because I am not competing until March, and I have a lot of new ideas I want to try.
I lift unequipped, and have done two USAPL meets. My best competition lifts are 475, 325, 535 at 220. I don’t put much stock in gym lifts, but I’ve pulled 565 in the gym and hope to be good for a much bigger pull on the platform. At my last meet in July, I made these numbers going 5 for 9 and having a generally shitty day, I think due to poor conditioning and last minute weight loss, so I want to improve this as well. My goals at my state’s championships in March are to squat 530 (my state’s record at 220 unequipped,) pull 600, and total 1480. (I guess this means benching around 350).
My training in the past has been a mishmash of stuff. I’ve had a lot of success with basic 5x5 type training, Korte’s 3x3, and other plans involving frequent squatting. But, I feel that as I approach 500 lbs., the missing ingredient is getting more comfortable with heavier lifts (405+). Doing endless sets of 5’s and 3’s with 315-365 several times a week has worked great to get my squat where it is, but the effect is diminishing and I want to see what I can do with a less frequent, more intense approach.
Again, thanks for reading and please feel free to comment, criticize, condemn, belittle, insult, advise, or question anything in here.