1 week out, day 2, squat and bench press again

It feels like I'm cramming for a test for a class that I've chosen to take on a pass/fail basis.  With as poorly as I've been able to train for this meet all I'm trying to do this week is try to get my body ready to make an effort next Sunday.  I could just show up on meet day and take token lifts to satisfy the participation requirement and plan for Nationals but I'm genuinely curious to see what I can get out of this particular training cycle.

It would be ideal to have a great training schedule up until meet day but I'd be wasting an opportunity if I didn't see what some un-intended, very sub-optimal training will generate.  I thought the training leading up to my last meet was less than ideal but I knew it would be with our vacation plans.  I still managed to lift well enough to set some PR's so the reduced frequency over the final 6 weeks was enough in that case to maintain much of the work I had done prior.  This meet's training schedule was a different challenge.  I had an unplanned 'vacation' and then got pretty sick.  The combination of both reduced the frequency and intensity of my training over the last 10 weeks.  It was a longer period of trying to 'hold' results and I was unable to keep the intensity as high.  I've also lost 12 lbs over the last 6 weeks so I wasn't able to eat my way to gains.

All in all, it will be very interesting (to me) to see what I'm able to do on the platform.  I will probably weigh in at around 108 kgs so to set a new PR Wilks coefficient, I'd need to total at least 655 kgs.  I think that's probably not realistic but I should be able to lift enough to exceed the 376.7 wilks coefficient that I put up at last year's Provincials.  If so, that'll still be some pretty good progress.   My lifting at last year's Provincials was a nice PR over my previous meets and if I can meet or exceed that after this training schedule, I'll feel good that my worst day this year is still better than my best day a year ago.

Squats:  all high bar, 135x10, 225x5, 275x5, add belt 315x5, 365x5x3 sets

Bench Press:  all reps paused, 135x10, 185x5, 245x5, 275x4x3 sets

Kirk Shrugs:  225x8, 225x6


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