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    Quote Originally Posted by T_M View Post
    Congrats on the squat PR! That's some serious "old man strength"!
    Thanks T_M - That's the heaviest squat I have ever done.

    Did my last heavy deadlifts before the meet - Couple singles at 485 - These were hard enough so my CNS needs a break for sure.
    Did some light speed deadlifts at 220 as well.

    Did some incline DB work as too - 3 sets of 12 with 85lbs.

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    Continuing taper for meet:

    Leg press
    90-5
    180-5
    270-5
    360-5
    450-5,5,5, 40 pound increase over last week but dropped from 10 to 5 reps

    Hack squat
    0 (sled only) -5
    140-5,5, - again, increased weights/intensity but dropped reps in half to lower fatigue levels

    Super-setted bench in between leg press/hack squats

    Close grip 3 count pause bench - Didn't go with crazy close grip but a couple inches in from my comp grip
    Bar-lots
    155-5
    265-1
    326-3,3,3, - went well with a rep or two in the tank

    Spoto bench with close grip (same grip as above)
    265-5,5,5, - did these slow/non-stop, constant tension stopping an inch from my chest and an inch from lockout - again few reps in the tank

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    oday's my last heavy squat and bench day - I'm just under two weeks out from my meet. I'm basically following Mike Israetel's peaking method for a master's lifter with some minor changes. Here if anyone is interested - Peaking for Powerlifting | Juggernaut Training Systems

    Squat
    bar-10
    155-5
    265-5
    375-1
    429-1
    463-3,3, Vid 1st set - 1st set was rpe 8.5, 2nd set was a 9.5 I think the most I've done previously was 455 for a double before so likely a PR
    463-3 squat - YouTube

    Comp Bench
    Bar-20
    155-5
    265-2
    335-3,3, Vid
    287-5,5, - Did these non-stop no rest top or bottom
    335-3 comp bench - YouTube

    Did calf raises and GHR too

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    10 days out from my meet - nothing heavy or fatiguing now or going forward

    Light deadlift
    Bar-10
    155-5
    265-3
    375-3 - Did these for speed

    DB Incline bench - slight incline - 1st hole up on the bench
    50's-10
    105's-10,10, - stopped well short of failure

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    Taper well, Marc!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Anders View Post
    Taper well, Marc!
    Thanks Bill!

    8 days out now. Trying to shed any accumulated fatigue but still lift around 2/3 of my max for bench, a bit less on the leg press

    Worked up to 270 for 3 sets of 3 on the leg press

    Worked up to 242 for 3 sets of 3 on comp bench

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    Meet prep - 5 days out
    Squats - Just concentrated on moving these as quick as I could
    Bar-5
    155-3
    265-3,3,3,
    155-3,3,3,

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    Thanks for the link to that Dr. Mike article. Best wishes for a successful meet!

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    Quote Originally Posted by K.Diesel View Post
    Thanks for the link to that Dr. Mike article. Best wishes for a successful meet!
    Hey, thanks man!

    Last bit of training before meet.

    Yesterday just did some light benching - 265 for 3 sets of 3 - did these at 80% of maximum speed so tried to move them fairly fast

    Today did very light deadlifts and squats 155-3 sets of 3 each, again going for speed, but going with a little less speed effort as I didn't want to blow a hammie before the meet.

    My meet day is Saturday, but my youngest boy lifts Friday afternoon so were heading to Vancouver Friday morning and will stay in a hotel overnight Friday. I'm his coach and then he will be my coach Saturday. Should be fun!

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    Well, my meet is over and things went well.

    Squat
    Opener - 215kg/474lb - Got two whites and a red for depth
    2nd - 227.5kg/501lb - Meet PR - Made sure I buried it and met my goal of over 500lbs in a meet
    3rd - 232.5kg/512lb - All time PR, 12.5kg over my previous meet best and 5kg over my gym best - felt I left a bit in the tank on this, but happy with the result.

    Bench
    Opener - 155kg/342lb - went good
    2nd - 162.5kg/358lb - harder, but a bit left in the tank
    3rd - 167.5kg/369lb - tied my previous meet PR, a bit under my gym PR - Not much left here, pretty maxed out.

    Deadlift
    Opener - 235kg/518lb - Felt heavy but moved well
    2nd - 247.5kg/545lb - Getting close to max
    3rd - 255kg/562lb - All time PR, 5kg over my previous meet best - The weight moved well, but almost lost the grip in my right hand.

    Total - 655kg/1444lbs - Not bad for an old man

    I went 9 for 9 and set provincial records on all lifts and total. Pr'd my squat and deadlift, and tied my best comp bench from 5 years ago.

    New CPU rules prevented my son (my coach) from taking video, but the event was recorded on a live stream broad cast. I'll see if I can get video and post it later.

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