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Old 08-02-2012, 07:07 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

"And for crying out loud. Don't go into the pain cave. I can't stress this enough. Your Totem Animal won't be in there to help you. You'll be on your own. The Pain Cave is for cowards.
Pain is your companion, don't go hide from it."
-Kelly Starrett
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