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Rebelstrike

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how to properly modify comp cycle if not competing
« on: September 29, 2017, 10:15:21 PM »
Hi everyone!

I'm doing the under 80kg program and have now just got to the comp cycle.  I finished the skill test on day 2 and was wondering what will be the best approach if I'm not competing. From reading around, I understand my options are:
- finish the comp cycle as written, do a mock meet at the end
- just finish week 1 then use your new max to start another cycle


For people here that don't compete, what do you guys normally do ? Is there any benefit to finishing the cycle as written and try to max out again in 3 weeks? If I just finish week 1 then start a new prep cycle, is there any need to deload at all?

Sorry for the noob question, advice appreciated!

Robert Frederick

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Re: how to properly modify comp cycle if not competing
« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2017, 02:55:05 PM »
I initially thought everyone should complete the cycles as written. Then I was persuaded that you can skip the comp cycle. But now I'm back to thinking you should run the full cycles with a mock meet at the end. That extended period of deloading you get in the comp cycle is really good for resetting and getting ready for the next loading period.

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Re: how to properly modify comp cycle if not competing
« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2017, 11:04:49 PM »
I agree with Robert. I like doing a mock meet. I was planning on doing a meet in December but the meet got filled up early and I am going to just do a mock meet in a few weeks so I know what my new maxes are and also to see if my previous 12 week Sheiko programming plan was a successful one. From what I have read, Sheiko has said that if a program works the first time it can then be repeated.