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Transition from DUP to Meet Week


I'm currently following the program outlined and discussed in this thread: http://tnation.T-Nation.com/free_online_forum/sports_body_training_performance_bodybuilding_strength/dup_program_used_in_research_study as a way to bring up my squat and bench for my first meet next month.

My issue is that the date of the meet has been pushed back 2 weeks, so my original plan of running the 6 week program, taking a deload week, then competing the following weekend is no longer viable. Essentially, I have 2 weeks between the end of my current program and the start of my meet-week deload that I don't know what to do with. Right now my schedule looks like this:

Nov 23rd -- End of DUP program
Nov 24th to Dec 8th -- ???????
Dec 8th to Dec 14th -- Deload
Dec 14th -- Meet

My question is: What do I do during those 2 weeks? Should I add another week to the DUP program (repeat the 92.5% strength week) and then taper volume and intensity on the other unaccounted-for week? Should I practice hitting my second attempts for singles in those weeks? Something else entirely? For whats its worth, my planned final attempts are: 335/235/450. These will be PRs for me, with the exclusion of the bench number. Any help would be greatly appreciated.


I lean towards your first option of adding an extra week.