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    Default Meet Prep With Basic Barbell Training

    • wichita falls texas february 2021 seminar
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    So, I want to go to a few powerlifting meets in 2021, lift some cool(er) numbers and maybe do something meaningful.

    Best lifts for 1 rep as of now are:
    Squat 440 (meet)
    Bench 292 (meet) and 300 (gym)
    Deadlift 485 (meet) and 507 (gym)

    I'm 30 years old, 5'11", weighting 200-203, my heaviest and leanest ever at this bodyweight. My first meet will be in early march and I'll lift as a 198 in this one. Subsequent ones I'll lift as a 205 or 220.

    There are ten weeks until the first meet, with the first five being more general, the next four more specific and the last one a taper.

    First training session in, back from Christmas, light day. Bodyweight fasted was 201 lbs.

    12/27
    Squat
    270x5x2

    Press
    160x5x3

    Power Clean
    155x3x5

    Chin-up
    3x8
    Last edited by ReconquistaBarbell; 12-29-2020 at 02:00 PM.

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    Training today went well. Bodyweight fasted was 200.6 lbs.

    12/29
    Squat
    335x5x3

    Bench Press
    250x5x3

    Deadlift
    395x5

    Barbell curl
    45x10x3

    Sit-up, hips at 90
    3x10

    A note on weights, I use kg plates, so for the sake of brevity, conversion to lbs will be at the nearest 5 lb increment. I'll be more precise on PRs.
    Last edited by ReconquistaBarbell; 12-29-2020 at 02:00 PM.

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    Last training session of this God forsaken year. Kind of PRed on the press. I recently did 161x5x5, today did 163x5x3, never done that before.

    Bodyweight fasted: 199.9

    12/31
    Squat
    275x5x2

    Press
    163x5x3

    Power Clean
    170x3x5

    Chin-up
    3x10
    Last edited by ReconquistaBarbell; 12-31-2020 at 12:29 PM.

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    So, I intended to do one more heavy workout before changing to a Texas Method split on monday, but it is better to do volume day on saturday, therefore I just skipped one workout and changed the program two days earlier than planned.

    Note to self: volume days are cruel.

    Bodyweight fasted: 200.2

    01/02
    Squat
    310x5x5

    Bench Press
    235x5x5

    Deadlift
    400x5

    Barbell curl
    50x10x3
    Last edited by ReconquistaBarbell; 01-03-2021 at 02:09 PM.

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    Light day, not much to see here. Went light on the ancillaries as well, no point in getting super sore.

    Bodyweight fasted: 199.5

    01/04
    Front squat
    220x5x3

    Press
    155x5x5

    Chin-up
    3x12, 11, 10

    Back ext.
    3x10

    Sit-up, hips at 90
    20x10x3

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    First intensity day. I'm doing the compressed version of TM for the press and bench, with a few singles about 5% heavier than the set of 5 on the squat and the bench.

    Over the next 3-4 weeks the goal is to ramp up to a new 5RM, and then cycle reps for a peak and a taper on the last week.

    Bodyweight fasted: 198,9

    01/06
    Squat
    360x1x3
    345x5

    Press
    170x1x5

    Bench press
    275x1x2
    255x5

    Close grip bench press
    200x5x3

    Power clean
    175x3x5

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    Second week of Texas Method, third out ten of the meet prep. Volume day was surprisingly easier than last week's.

    Bodyweight fasted: 198.4 lbs

    01/09
    Squat
    320x5x5

    Bench press
    240x5x5

    Deadlift
    410x5

    Barbell curl
    53x10x2
    Last edited by ReconquistaBarbell; 01-09-2021 at 05:41 PM.

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    Bodyweight fasted: 199.7 lbs

    01/11
    Front squat
    240x5x3

    Press
    160x5x5

    Chin-up
    3x 13, 11, 10

    Back ext.
    20x10x3

    Sit-up, hips 90
    20x15x3

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    Intensity day part 1:

    Bodyweight fasted: 193.3 -> No idea where this came from. Either my scale is batshit crazy or I lost a lot of water for no reason that I know.

    01/13
    Squat
    370x1x3
    355x5

    Bench press
    275x1x3
    260x4 + 1 -> spotter stole my fifth rep, I did one more as a rest-pause to compensate.

    Power clean
    180x3x5

    Strength was ok despite the weird bodyweight.

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    Intensity day part 2

    Bodyweight fasted: 199.3

    01/14
    Press
    175x1x7

    Close grip bench press
    210x5x3

    Chin-up
    20x5x3

    Added a second chin-up day, this time weighted.

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