Ben Sheard Off-Season Week 6

Currently I am in off season mode, and looking forward to a meet at the end of January in New Jersey. My work pace and volume has been increasing at a steady rate, along with my raw strength base. That being said, I took the last week to get my body recovered on a deload from all the extra volume that I am not necessarily accustomed to. My weight has been fairly heavy at about 225, but I don’t feel like complete shit since incorporating the extra work.

Monday Deadlift Day

McGill Big 3 warmup

Worked up to 315 for 5 singles

Thursday Squat Day

McGill Big 3 warmup

Went up to 235 and just backed off. My hips felt pretty beat up and I just wasn’t feeling it. I don’t have too many days like this, but if I do they are always on deload weeks where there isn’t much excitement to get going.

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Ben Sheard

Ben Sheard started powerlifting at age 13, competing in single ply from 1999-2004 back in his home state of Ohio. He started powerlifting again in 2014 after struggling with substance abuse/addiction for over 10 years. Competing as a raw powerlifter, he achieved an Elite Total at 198 lbs. Best raw lifts at 198 are 611 squat, 352 bench, and a 606 lb deadlift. Recently made a transition to Multi-Ply in 2017. Coached by Brian Carroll using 10/20 Life, he achieved a Pro Total in his most recent meet at 198lbs. Best equipped lifts in a meet are an 804 squat, a weak 463 bench, and a 700lb deadlift. He is a NASM certified PT, but works full time as a Supervisor at a Drug and Alcohol Treatment Center in Deerfield Beach, FL. Currently training out of Boynton Barbell Center in Boynton Beach, FL. Ben will be competing next at the XPC Pro Day in Columbus, where he looks to secure a 2,000+ lb total at 198.

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