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Hu_Flung_Pu
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Need advice on meet prep
With my schedule, I can't finish a workout. I get home at 6 and visit with my kids for 30 minutes then workout. 20 minutes of warmup because my arm is beat up a little then an hour of workout. I then have to put kids to bed. I haven't finished a workout in 2 weeks as the volume went up.

I think I'd rather workout more often in the week with more intensity and more frequently but shorter workouts. I'm currently doing Sheiko and I'm worried I'm degrading before the meet because I'm not finishing.


onelochevy
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Slidell, LA
Member since Jan 2011
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re: Need advice on meet prep
Can you wake up early and get it done before work? I started getting up at 330 to get my workout in before work because I was having trouble getting them in after work. My 3 year old always wants to play when I got home and its hard to say no to him because I want to lift weights. Decided to just wake up early and get it done that way I can keep my family time in the afternoons.


Hu_Flung_Pu
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Central, LA
Member since Jan 2013
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re: Need advice on meet prep
I guess I could but I've tried getting up early and couldn't sustain it at 5. To do these workouts, I'd need to get up at 4.


lsu777
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westlake
Member since Jan 2004
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re: Need advice on meet prep
Switch to another program then. Or do what I do, workout 8-10. I'm between sets now.
This post was edited on 3/8 at 8:48 pm


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Rep520
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re: Need advice on meet prep
I ran Jonnie Candito's six week program for meet prep and I liked it. I've never run Sheiko, so I don't know what time/volume you're doing now or how Candito's 6 week compares, but workouts weren't terribly long on it.

It seems like it might work as a peaking program coming off a volume based program (which I know Sheiko is). It's essentially a 3 phase block setup with 2 weeks of accumulation, 2 weeks of transition and 2 weeks of pushing to maximal strength. I figure Sheiko's volume would set you up nicely for the intial accumulation block.

I pr'ed on squat and bench, so maybe I'm biased, but it gave me results. I don't remember going longer than an hour per workout, either.


Hu_Flung_Pu
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Central, LA
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re: Need advice on meet prep
I was actually looking at that exact program.


Rep520
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re: Need advice on meet prep
It did go well for me. I think you'd probably be ready for the accumulation block even if you're not finishing all the Sheiko workouts. The accumulation was the toughest block for me personally.

I also liked it for meet prep because you can base your meet lifts off the 1rm testing in the final block.


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lsucoonass
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shreveport and east texas
Member since Nov 2003
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re: Need advice on meet prep
How far are you out?


Hu_Flung_Pu
USA Fan
Central, LA
Member since Jan 2013
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re: Need advice on meet prep
7.5 weeks


Brinner
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Retirement home
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re: Need advice on meet prep
yea I started working out in the mornings. Time with kids in the afternoon was more important than sleep and working out in the afternoon


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TDcline
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re: Need advice on meet prep
You doing the meet tomorrow? I might be there. Not competing though but will be there with the guys I lift with.


Hu_Flung_Pu
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Central, LA
Member since Jan 2013
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re: Need advice on meet prep
Not doing it tomorrow. Where at?


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lsucoonass
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shreveport and east texas
Member since Nov 2003
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re: Need advice on meet prep
Never heard of this program mentioned earlier but it’s worth a shot

For a first meet, I wouldn’t sweat it too much. Some people lift better on the platform others do better in the gym. Depending on the size of the meet it’ll drag on forever or it will be over before you know it.

Shoot for at least 6/9 anything greater than that, awesome.

At this point with your current strength paying attention to form, diet, and rest matter more than routine and will matter more once you decide to compete in gear events. And yes you will need training partners to help with putting on gear in addition to spotters


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