Time to begin my deload leading up to the meet on Dec 1st. I've figured out a very effective peaking strategy, particularly given my current recovery needs.
I stalled out while squatting 804 this week, so I think I'm done squatting and pulling till the meet, as its doing more harm than good. Other than that, I got in some good training and rehab work.
I got in some training early in the week, and then flew out to Las Vegas to watch some of my team members compete. One of them had the highest total at the event!
My raw squat was strong this week - 826 pounds, to be exact. Also had some real success with the last of my floor presses and got in an extra day of assistance work. A solid week!
I had to make a few adjustments to my schedule this week but managed to get in four good sessions. Did some sled work and set a few PRs as well.
After a whole week off due to sickness, I'm back in action this week and feeling better. Working on my chest press this week to build my bench. I even set a raw squat PR of 804.
Absolutely no training this week. I had a throat infection that put me in bed for several days. I'm feeling angry and frustrated at the way things are looking for the upcoming meet.
Although I was still sick this week, I made some adjustments to my schedule and was able to train. I even surprised myself and crushed a PR on Thursday!
In reflecting on my performance last week and talking to other powerlifters, I've realized that squatting 700lbs was actually pretty good, considering the circumstances.
The big meet day came and it wasn't my torn adductor that took me out - it was a cold I came down with that morning that did me in. I still squatted over 700lbs, but my body just wasn't having it.
Week two of rehabbing my torn adductor. Still planning to compete on the 22nd. Diligently doing my rehab exercises and remembering how useful this type of work is.
Last week Chris tore his adductor. This week he focuses on a set of exercises designed to rehab him in time for his powerlifting competition - in 2 weeks - where he still plans to set world records.
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