4 days out, last session before the Meet

Only 4 days out from my session on Wednesday so today was just some volume work to stay fresh.  I worked quickly through 6 sets of 3 with 70% in the squat, 5 sets of 3 with 77% in the bench press, and 3 sets of 2 in the close grip dead bench press with 83% of my 1 RM in the competition bench press. Everything was done in 40 minutes so it wasn't taxing in the slightest but just enough to keep things from getting cob webby.

After the quick, final session, had another whirlpool and steam room sweat session.  I think it was a good idea to start these a couple weeks out because now it's routine and very easy to tolerate.  I don't think I'll need to do much on meet day because my weight is in a good place but I'll probably get in a session anyway to help relax the nerves prior to weigh-ins.  There will be plenty of time to get nervous, excited, and ready to lift once I'm weighed in so I don't want to burn extra energy early.

Squats:  135x10, 225x5, low bar, 295x3, add belt 345x3x6 sets

Bench Press:  all reps paused, 135x10, 225x5, 255x3x5 sets

Close grip dead bench press:  from 2 board height, 275x2x3 sets


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  1. Make sure to write a comprehensive meet report!

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  2. Good Luck Craig! Would love to hear about your experiences at the meet.

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  3. thanks, I'll definitely be writing up a meet report, hopefully a good one full of PR's!

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    1. Thank you Artur! good luck with your sale and impending move as well. I think the decision to re-prioritize will be amazingly positive as will the change of scenery!

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  5. "To feel strong, to walk amongst humans with a tremendous feeling of confidence and superiority is not at all wrong. The sense of superiority in bodily strength is borne out by the long history of mankind paying homage in folklore, song and poetry to strong men". From Fred Hatfield

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