Meet week, squat openers

I weighed 226 this morning so everything is back to pre-Las Vegas status.  If I can hold that weight for Saturday then I'll need to hit a 665 kg total in order to reach my goal of a 400 raw Wilks coefficient.  A 665 total isn't out of the question but it will require me to improve all of my lifts by an average of 5 kg each.  My training has certainly suggested that I have that in me but it'll all depend on what shows up on meet day.

Tonight I worked up to my approximate squat opener.  It moved fine but I mis-grooved it so it slowed more than it should've.  It never felt heavy so it should be good to go for Saturday.  At the very least, 215 kgs or 473 lbs is a weight that if I can't do it on a platform, I'm perfectly happy being sent home early.

Looking back at my last three weeks of training (one of which was actually spent on vacation not training), if I were to change things for a future meet prep, I would leave the last three weeks (instead of two) for heavy technique singles in the squat.  As it is, I feel strong enough but my technique isn't consistent enough to easily groove heavy reps.  As for bench press and deadlift, both those lifts feel properly prepped for the upcoming competition.

Squats:  135x5, 135x5, 225x5, low bar, 225x5, add belt, 315x3, add wrist wraps, 365x2, 405x2, 455x1, 475x1

Parallel grip chins:  5, 5, 5, 5

Hoist crunch machine:  90x10, 90x8

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