Ryan Seaver

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It’s not sustainable to kill it in the gym every week. So when your body asks for a few weeks off, just do it.
The loads were light this week, as the focus for the next two weeks is compensatory acceleration training.
Last week I tested my maxes and had a mock meet to help gauge where I am and where I need to improve.
The craziest thing happened this week: all of my lifts felt amazing, on every workout.
I took Thanksgiving off to be with my family and missed my deadlifts, but otherwise it was a good training week.
My next plan sticks to basics and mirrors the infamous Smolov cycle.
This week I reflected on my strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats after my last powerlifting meet.
My last meet of the year was full of ups and downs, but overall I'm happy with how things went.
This was my last week of training, and the focus was on hitting my commands and picking out my attempts.
When preparing for competition, simplicity goes a long way. Focus on the big three (bench, squat, deadlift) for effective training.
After resting and recovering with a deload, I headed back to the gym to tackle the daily training max.
It's easy to get caught up in the desire to make gains and forget about rest.