6 last weeks of prep: Reducing the risk of injuries

HypertrophyCoach Joe Bennett Forums Training 6 last weeks of prep: Reducing the risk of injuries

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    Jul
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    What kind of changes do you make to your training in the last 4/6 weeks before a show?

    This year I strained my adductor 4 weeks out (July) and biceps 4 weeks out again (December). This happened without doing anything reckless; I simply kept training to failure in the 8 to 20 reps range. I was able to compete but training was seriously disrupted.

    The trick is because gear is at the highest at that time (off-season is spent in the 250-300mg range), I was feeling great and could PR almost on every session.

    I’m wondering if I should I reduce the weights gradually after the 6 weeks out mark.
    I know that keeping weights heavy is the best to retain size but an injury will be way worse than a moderate drop in loads, so it’s a bit a moot point.

    Would it be a good idea to gradually drop 10-15% in training weights on bread & butter movements while still going to failure. A 3-5% drop each week starting at 6 weeks out?

    Anything else maybe?

    Thanks guys

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    BryceBahm
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    #210147
    Jul
    Participant

    Hy Bryce,

    Thanks for your reply! I thought I would get an email notification so I didn’t come back to look for replies.

    I’m more concerned about safety indeed than the loss of strength, because as I wrote there really wasn’t any because of the more favourable “supplement” environment.

     

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    Joe
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    Hy Bryce,
    Thanks for your reply! I thought I would get an email notification so I didn’t come back to look for replies.
    I’m more concerned about safety indeed than the loss of strength, because as I wrote there really wasn’t any because of the more favourable “supplement” environment.

    #211187
    Joe
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    Good video to watch for more detail here:

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