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Old 08-02-2012, 06:07 AM   #1
Allen Yeh
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Default push/pull meet thoughts

I'm doing a push/pull meet in December by USAPL rules. Currently I'm doing the WS4SB program going into week 3 and I'm just not sure if it's what I need to do all the way up until December or if I should try to switch to a more linear progression although I last year I stalled pretty quickly when I tried linear SS programming.

I tested myself on July 18th:
bench - 230 with a full pause and lockout (bench 245 about a year ago but haven't been benching heavy since then)
deadlift - 360, tried 375 and missed (pulled 405 about a year ago, injured bicep this past spring)

I can devote 3 days a week to training at the gym, and can do additional prehab/rehab/conditioning stuff at home, with Laurie still on the mend from her surgery family is still my number one thing.

So to recap:
1. Programming overload looking at all the different options, not sure how to go from here for the next 4 months. The meet in the 2nd week of December. So like 14 weeks away.
2. Squat or not if training for push/pull? I know it's not one of the lifts being judged so would that mean I just do minimal squatting or what?
3. weight class - right now i'm weighing around 86kg's and not sure if I should stay at this weight or drop down to the 82.5 kg category, In my mind I'm thinking if I stay in the 82.5 to 90kg category I'll be bound to get embarrassed, but I might get embarrassed either way

Thanks.
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