I'm tapering for my first meet. But will soon start planning my next cycle.
I have 2 questions:
1) should I take a week off after the meet? It seems with the reduced volume the last two weeks that would be a bit much, but I imagine the meet will wipe me out. But for a week?
2) How do I pick my weights to start the next cycle? I've heard you aren't a big fan of resets on The TM.
I'm 45 and ended cycle here:
Squat: 280x5x5 and 335x3 (last 5rm was at 325, strained calf at 330 on 3rd rep)
Bench: 185x5x5 and 210x3 (these quickly went from five to 3's)