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Old 11-11-2008, 05:44 PM
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Well, my father in law convinced me to do the contest! It is the second week in January.

I am going to start some assistance work. Namely, I am going to do rack pulls and board presses with roughly 110% of my max (or estimated max). I plan on gradually increasing the range of motion week by week to get me used to the heavy weight.

I am starting with 463 lb for a 3" ROM deadlift and 285 lb for about a 3" ROM bench press at the top end of the motion.

Furthermore, the weight classes go 181 and 198. I am 188 currently, I will try to get closer to 198 to take full advantage of my weight class. I figure if I am in a caloric surplus for the next six weeks or so it will also be easier to keep adding strength right up until the contest.
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