First workout in preparation for competition

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  1. CosmicOsmo

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    So, I've pretty much decided I'm going to try my hand at a local bench/deadlift comp in july...I finally started a training log with the intent to track my progress. Take a look guys, and be sure to give me any advice you might have, I depend on the knowledge of this forum to guide me to success!

    http://www.sherdog.net/forums/f49/pushin-pullin-cleanin-jerkin-780138/
     
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    So it's only bench and deadlift? No squat?
     
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    Yeah, crazy I know. It's called "Too Hot 2 Squat". All ridiculous-ness aside, it should benefit me because my squat is much weaker than my deadlift.
     
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    I would set up a 3 day split like this:

    Day One: Press
    Bench Press
    Board Presses/CG Bench
    OH Press/Push Press
    Weighted Dips

    Day Two: Squat
    Front Squat
    GM's
    High Pulls

    Day Three: Pull
    Deads/Deadlift variation
    Rows
    Chins/Pull ups

    You could possibly add some cleans into that pull or squat day if you wanted to, since I figure you might want to include then from the title of your log ;)
     
  5. CosmicOsmo

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    Thanks, that's not too far removed from what I had already planned on doing.

    What I'm currently planning is a three-day split along these lines:

    Day one--bench

    Bench (following kennelly's program)
    Pin Press (no boards at my gym)
    Assistance work (skullcrushers, lateral raises, DB press, etc. I think I'll choose two of these each workout)
    I also threw in a few light jerks here just to work on form.

    Day two--Pull

    Alternating weeks of either Deads or Cleans (deads every week fries me)
    Rack pulls on deadlift days (need lockout work, strong off the floor), or high-pulls on clean days
    Chins/pulls
    Rows
    teh Curlz
    Probably work on snatches too on the clean day

    Day three--Squat

    Alternating weeks between PL-style box squat and Oly ATG squats
    Might do plyo complexes with the squats if I feel up to it
    Goodmornings on PL days, overhead and front squats on Oly days
    Unilateral leg work (weighted pistols, step-ups, split squats, reverse lunges, etc. Probably only pick one of these each week to do)
    Calves
    Bench (I'm going to bench 2x a week for the first two weeks while the bench work is still light, because I have to compress the program a bit due to time constraints)

    Before this I've been doing kind of a modified Westside template, that I changed to incorporate a lot more olympic lifting. I didn't used to bench much, I did much more overhead lifting and dips, but I'm going to focus a lot on the benching for this.
     
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    Nice. I just think FS's would be more beneficial because the quads come into play a lot with deadlifts. I don't sugges deadliftting heavy every week though, I like to mix it up with snatch grip deads, defecit pulls, and DE deads. Another thing I meant to put in on your squat day was GHR's as well.
     
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    Yeah, I've done a lot of defecit and snatch grip deads in the past, but I don't think I'll be doing them much this time. I'm really strong off the floor, what I need to work on is my lockout, and especially that point just where the bar breaks past the knees. I'm going to be doing a lot of rack pulls/lockouts and whatnot to try and remedy that...I hadn't done rack pulls (or any partials really) at all previously, but I tried them last week and I think they'll help me a lot. There's something to be said about just getting a feel for a real heavy weight, heavier than you could do for a full range of motion.

    I'd love to do GHRs, but there isn't a good place to do them at my gym. The closest thing I've got is hyperextensions, which I'll probably end up doing here and there as well.
     

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