Circa Max: The Plan.

by Westside Barbell on July 06, 2020

    Many people ask through email, phone calls, and direct messages of how to perform Circa Max. If you are so inclined, beneath is a plan for how we perform our 3 week meet prep. Remember, unlike other training systems, 2 days a week we are training over 90%, thus the body is already accommodated to maximal weights.

 

Week 1

Monday - Replace the max effort session with moderate-to-heavy auxiliaries from sled pulls, ATP box squats, or good mornings. Nothing is to failure, just good burn.

Wednesday - Typical upper max effort

Friday - Straight Bar near 1RM to competition depth box w/ near maximal bands (these bands for our lifters equate to approximately half of what ends up on the bar)

Saturday -Typical upper dynamic effort


Week 2

Monday - Replace the max effort session with non-barbell moderate auxiliaries from sled pulls, reverse hypers, ATP marching

Wednesday - Typical upper max effort

Friday - Straight Bar at 50% of previous week’s near 1RM to a competition depth box w/ same bands from previous week for 1 rep

Saturday - Typical upper dynamic effort


Week 3

Monday - Pull meet opener off 2” mats (weight is elevated)

Wednesday - Straight Bar Floor Press near 1RM

Friday - Light auxiliaries and mobility

Sat/Sun - Meet day

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