i've read through all your three books and started 531. Got some good gains and strength progression.
In about 6 months i want to enter a deadlift meet. Meet goal is around 484lbs.
Due to family, work and other important aspects of life i just have the time two hit the gym twice a week, but it makes good progress. At home i'm able to to lighter things like Pullups and i've got a barbell with around 150Lbs of plates.
So in your powerlifting book you lied out a good pre meet and meet preparation plan. Seems sound for me so i want to give it a try.
I mapped the road out until Competition.
Until mid of december i used the two day template with BBB. I'm getting stronger and bigger.
from mid of december till end of january i use BBB for upper body lifts and 3x5xFSL for lower body lifts. Then i deload.
Premeet starts on 8th of february:
On deadlifts and Squats i follow the sheme you layed out:
w1: 3x3+ 1*85/92,5%
w3: 531 + 1*85/95%
without a deload* i continue with the meet preparation plan:
w1: 3x3 + 1*85* (opener)
w4: deload/meet on Saturday
Now my questions:
1. You stated that there is no need for a deload if training two times a week. So maybe it's okay two skip it between pre meet and meet preparation?
2. As i just compete in the deadlift i thought to just continue maxreps and BBB on upper body lifts (except on the w3 of meet preparation.
3. I train the squat as if i would squat on the meet, too. I thought that would distribute to my deadlift strength as it did before. Stupid idea?
I've got some experience in meet preparation and i did some meets in the past, but i think my way (heavy singles still in the last week) wasn't that good.