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    My first meet is in roughly 10 1/2 weeks. Advice on training structure?

    My first powerlifting meet is about 10 1/2 weeks from now, and I'm looking for a little advice on structuring this training block. My thought was to implement higher volume and weak point training up until about 5 weeks out. At that time, I would start cutting out assistance work, and trading volume for triples and doubles. Around 2 weeks out, I would jack the volume up (add another two or three working sets to all lifts) while staying around 90%, and then take the week off leading into the meet. My training schedule is M/W/F/Sat

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    p.s. sorry if I'm posting this in the wrong area. I'm new here.

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    You need to be hammering the doubles and triples now, not 5 weeks out. Build the volume through frequency or sets.
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    Quick block template- a classic approach

    Working backwards

    Week of meet is a deload. You can if feeling good hit 65% of opener for a triple on each lift Monday that week.

    2 weeks - second attempts

    3 weeks - set your opener with a max effort triple on squat and bench and deadlift @9

    4 weeks deload

    Weeks 5 and 6 almost double the volume of the previous block

    7 thru 10 volume accumulation- just train. Practice your competition lifts but nothing less that triples.
    "Overzealous dosing" -Jin

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    Good stuff, guys. Thanks for the help!

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