This was my last heavy bench session before my meet in 3 weeks. I’ll basically just be de loading from now until then. The last 3 attempts I did for this session will be very close to my attempts at the meet. Within 2.5-5kg most likely. I worked up to 250kg for a paused single. It was definitely a lot harder than I expected it to be, but this was the most I’ve ever paused in training so I was happy with that. Coming off a de load into the meet, I think I’ll be good for at least 252.5kg there for a PR.
This was my last heavy squat session before my meet in 3 weeks. I just practiced some more heavy singles trying to get them dialed in for the meet. Everything felt great for this training session and went according to plan. After this training session, I’m confident I’ll finally break 1,000+lbs at my meet.
Worked on some heavy singles for this squat training session. I was planning on taking around 450kg for a single, but my warm ups were feeling good so I went a little bit heavier than I had planned. 455kg felt good, speed felt consistent between my last heavy single to my top set. I still have one more heavy squat training session before my meet. Currently 5 weeks out from UPA Nationals on April 18th.
Worked on heavy paused singles for this training session a long with some heavy board presses. This is 2.5kg off of my best paused bench ever (250kg in competition). Currently 5 weeks out from UPA Nationals.
Today was my 2nd heavy squat session for my meet prep. I pushed my squats a little harder this session and went for a PR for a double. My best before for a double was 960lbs. So this was a small 10lb PR, but felt like I could have done another 10-15lbs for 2 reps. Also, our gym recently got some used Ivanko kilo plates, so all of my training from now until the meet will be with those plates. I want everything to be as close as possible to the same equipment and everything that will be used at the meet so I can use that to my advantage come meet day.