12 Aug Ben Sheard 3 weeks out RPS Boynton Barbell
Currently I am in contest prep mode for a meet at my home gym at Boynton Barbell Center. We are hosting our first RPS meet with the help of Brian and Jeanna Burritt, and I am very excited for how it will turn out. Today marks 3 weeks out from the meet, and I just finished up a good heavy week with a lot of solid singles in all 3 lifts. I know I still have a lot of improvements to make on my lifts, so I’ll be taking the next 2 weeks to clean things up.
Monday SQ/DL Accessory Day
McGill Big 3
Goblet Squat w/band
Thursday Squat and Deadlift Day
McGill Big 3 warmup, Goblet Squats
Squats – Empty Bar x 20
145 x 5
235 x 5
325 x 3
415 x 1 briefs on
505 x 1 briefs and suit bottoms
615 x 1 full gear
715 x 1 Last warmup, felt light and fast
755 x 1, Around opener weight, moved as expected
800 x 1, Possible 2nd attempt felt very good
825 x 1 Hopefully a little under a 3rd attempt. Technique broke down completely on this one and it turned into a grinder.
405 x 1
495 x 1
585 x 1
650 x 1 , 700 x 1 Around opening and 2nd attempts, moved as expected. I’d like something around 720 to finish off as a 3rd attempt.
Saturday Bench Day
Plan for bench day was to take opening and 2nd attempts to a 1 board, and a 3rd attempt to a 2 board.
Empty Bar x 20
135 x 5
225 x 3
275 x 1
315 x 1
405 x 1 3 board
455 x 1 1 board
470 x 1 1 board
500 x 1 2 board
I’m definitely happy with the way things went the past week. Typically I am having some fits and stressing out at this point in my meet prep, but everything is moving the way I would like them to. All I need to do is get another solid week of training in, and show up to the meet. Even if I show up to the meet and hit the numbers that I hit over the course of this past weekend, I would be a lot happier than I have been with my last two meets.