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5/28/2012 11:50:14 AM -
Sat - Squat day

Today I just helped my guys in their suited work. Adam worked up to 935 -RB and Keith took 700 for 2 reps and was working on depth and form. Both are getting ready for the XPC qualifier in New Port Richie June 23.

I only did recovery stuff Saturday, and that mainly consisted of:
Rolling on rumble roller
Mobility
Stretching

Boring stuff, I know, but that's just where I'm at right now.

I dont care who you are, you cant go full bore year round forever. I realized this in 2008 when I lifted in 8 meets that year. I had 4 Good meets, 2 great meets, 1 bad meet and 1 bomb. This also led to a shoulder injury in early 2009 that derailed my bench for about 3 years - thank God I've moved past this.

I HIGHLY recommend that if you want to last(not just for 3-4 years and be done)that you take time off, do bodybuilding movements and even skip training session occasionally. I have been known to do all the above after a meet for 2 months or so, it helps me reset mentally and catch up on other things that I've neglected while training for a meet. I also like to eat whatever I want for a while, and not drink shakes or take any supps until I'm ready to. After forcing myself to eat all of the time, and to drink shakes religiously, its a nice change.

There is definitely more than one way to approach this, but this is what I've learned and what works for me.

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Metal Jack Pro Squat Suit
Metal Jack Bench Shirt
Spud Inc. 3 Ply Deadlift Belt
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