Right? I actually will only be at this gym another week and a half. We had a layover in a small town while we wait for our apartment. I’ll be back to normal **** in a couple weeks. Couple micros of deficits though!Gonna feel so easy when you go to a meet with a deadlift bar and calibrated plates!
I did read Evolutions, and kind of dismissed the extended peaking cycle due to the fact he states it’s mostly elite athletes that need it.It does get addressed thankfully! Swede basically says for 9/10 lifters, they don’t have a problem going from 75-80% work to the 100% effort the first week of the 36 day peaking cycle (this day isn’t about any particular number; it’s about maxing out to set your peak and calculate numbers for meet attempts). You just flip the switch and lay it down.
Now, for the remaining folks who need more spool up, you can utilize the Extended Peaking Cycle in Evolutions to touch 90% the week before you push 100%. I essentially did this last winter just for squat, squatting 495x2 (in lieu of my 5th Set training) a week before the 100% week where I hit 540, then tapering back down. I did not utilize it this summer and did not feel like I needed it. I did do a lot of self-talk and visualization to ingrain my belief that I was a 600lb squatter, so when the 100% day came I went into the gym and squat 600 having never gone over 450x10 the entire training cycle.
It comes down to self-belief. I think any decent powerlifter should be attempting bigger weights in contest than the gym - often weights they’ve never done ever. That doesn’t mean they can’t do it!
:lol: I meant test the AMRAP at the end of the macro and just see where I’m at. Not AMRAPS during the micro. But I get what you’re saying homey.Do not start pushing the AMRAPs until you are eating enough. You don’t need a test week - every 5th Set done normally as an AMRAP is an autoregulated testing. And if the weight is way too light, and you get 13 reps, that’s not a bad problem to find and definitely means you are getting stronger.
So, just follow the program is my advice, essentially
No I get you, and I am telling you my advice is NOT to deviate from the script. It does not matter how great your absolute strength is right now. It only matters in the 100% peak week and at contest. The goal for now is to maintain your muscle mass, technical proficiency and strength to the greatest degree while lowering bodyfat, so when you reverse into a surplus you will have the best foundation possible. THAT will be the time when you will be building your pyramid towards the peak.:lol: I meant test the AMRAP at the end of the macro and just see where I’m at. Not AMRAPS during the micro. But I get what you’re saying homey.
Thanks for your insight man. I like working up to that ~100% single as well, with intensity building over several weeks. I’ll see how things progress.Woof...im most definitely far from a guru here. I feel like what I’m hearing you say is that you want more time under loads around 90% or more. If you feel like you truly NEED that, then you can go with the extended peaking mesocycle Swede lays out in evolutions. Although, remember, he says 80-90% wont need that and those that do are more likely to be elite athletes.
I personally would prefer more than 3 weeks to get good at singles and would likely want at least 6 weeks of working up to a top single @92-95% (toggling intensities week by week) in 1 lift per training session. I like preparing myself to hold the weight on my back or in my hands and working in those intensity ranges gets me mentally ready to go balls to the wall on meet day with zero mental reservation. This method of peaking comes from the days I ran a ton of RTS programming and its the only way ive ever peaked, so I’m slightly biased in that.
To address your final paragraph, youre working up to a circa max on the first microcycle of the peak so it really doesnt matter what your e1rm is as its only there to act as a ballpark for what you should be shooting for.
Edit: hyde beat me to it. Luckily we said similar things lol.
We’ll arent you in hog heaven! Nice score man. Nothing like an awesome place to train surrounded by people also focused on strength to really kick your gains into gear.Holding steady at 273.something.
I found a gym. Not a gym, but a GYM. 5 Sorinex racks, with jammer arms and belt squat attachment. Kabuki bars-transformer, power, Duffalo and trap. GHR. Prowlers, 3 of em. I found the grail, fellas.
Secondary bench today.
I’m hoping. I’m on a reverse diet now so I’m going to start pushing reps on my amraps, and training around other powerlifter has yielded great things for me in the past.We’ll arent you in hog heaven! Nice score man. Nothing like an awesome place to train surrounded by people also focused on strength to really kick your gains into gear.
No prob. I’m getting very insecure and jealous with my wife, I’m more anxious, and I’m becoming increasingly more compulsive. In my case, that manifests itself with spending money where/when I shouldn’t be. My judgement is shitty.Uh oh, like what (if you wish to discuss it of course)?
Yeah that definitely sounds like it’s not your cup of tea! Not worth it. Better off trying something else.No prob. I’m getting very insecure and jealous with my wife, I’m more anxious, and I’m becoming increasingly more compulsive. In my case, that manifests itself with spending money where/when I shouldn’t be. My judgement is shitty.
I already struggle with some mental illness which I’m medicated for, but this seems to be exacerbating what I already deal with.
I read a thread on NPP on reddit just in the last couple days, and many users echo these sentiments. Physically I have no sides, but mentally it’s fucking me up.
I don’t know any, but I know Kabuki Strength has published some articles on whatever application Chris Duffin used successfully.Are there any good Apple bar speed apps?