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Old 03-18-2012, 05:00 PM   #1
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Default has anyone tried the 3 week Bulgarian peaking cycle?

What are peoples experiences? Suitable for a beginner/intermediate (85kg 95/112.5kg)It doesnt seem a million miles away from Pendlay's "Tapering for the intermidiate"
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Old 03-21-2012, 06:27 AM   #2
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Ok, well I have 7 sessions left and am enjoying the cycle. I hit 115kg clean and jerk yesterday (not pretty) for a new pb. That might be my opener if I can hit it again tomorrow.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zrBuR...ature=youtu.be

Any major issues?

Gregg, I was wondering about the lack of hamstring work? Does it assume that lots was done before the 3 week taper? Would throwing 3 sets of 5 SLDL/RDLs be sensible? (nothing in the final week).
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Do you need direct hamstring work? I generally don't do much direct back work in he last couple weeks going into a meet. And with that 3-week cycle, you're doing plenty of heavy classic lifts, so there really isn't a lack of hs and back work. if you need a lot of work in that area, trying to cram it in 2 weeks before a meet isn't the most effective approach - get it in during prep cycles.
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Old 03-22-2012, 12:51 AM   #4
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Thanks Gregg.
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Gregg, would you expect the maximums reached on the last Wednesday before competition to be the openers at least?

I wanted to open with 90kg/110kg, which i've hit a few times through the 3 weeks (maxes in the taper 92.5/115). But yesterday the (penultimate max day) I only managed 85/105.
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Not necessarily. In fact I would suggest sticking to 90% or so at the most.
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