Meet week training session

Still trying to force a peak after 5 weeks of basically no training leading up to this meet.  Since I didn't hold my training levels long enough before I went on vacation, there isn't any 'muscle memory' to fall back on.  At this point, I'm just trying to tune my nervous system into giving up a 1 RM effort and hoping meet day adrenalin makes up the difference.

Squats felt better than last Thursday and I had hoped to get a single in with 475 but I got pinned out of the hole.  At least the 455 was faster than last week.  I should be good for 475 on Saturday but it's still disappointing since I had hit a 495 single the week before I left for the cruise.

Bench presses are responding well and I was able to work up to a paused single with 330.  At the very least, I should be able to match the numbers I lifted at my last meet.  Interesting that a 5 week deload basically erased 4 months of progress.  I hope I reclaim that progress quickly after this meet since I'll be looking to cut 15 lbs over the next 5 months and I'm not expecting to make a lot of progress once I start dropping bodyweight.

My quads felt dead during the squats so I finished up with two sets of high rep leg presses to get some blood flowing.  Glutes and my lower back feel strong, just need to get the quads to pull their weight and I should have that 475 squat (215 kgs).

Squats:  135x5, 225x5, 275x3, add belt, 315x3, add wrist wraps, 365x3, 405x1, 455x1, 475x0

Bench Press:  all reps paused, 135x5, 185x5, 225x5, 275x3, 315x1, 325x1, 330x1

Leg Press:  450x20, 540x20


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