I noticed you're into doing a lot of volume with your exercises as well. I feel like it's a great way to get conditioned leading up to the meet. Do you start to taper off when you get closer to the meet? I'm still new to competing and although the guys at my gym give great advice, I'd like to get some advice from someone that has decently equivalent dietary commitments.
Yeah I do, although thinking about it I don't know if that's a conscious thing... just seems to happen that way for some reason
If you look at some of my sessions I often go in and just squat, or just DL (maybe with one or two ancillary/posterior chain exercises). But yeah lately I've upped the volume a little, I follow a rough training plan but generally train fairly instinctively. Right now for example I'm finding that the weakest part of my lift in the bench and squat is powering back up out of the hole. So I've been looking at things like Bottom~up squats and Dead~stop bench to try and develop a bit more explosiveness. Next time I hit a DL variation it will likely be speed pulls for the same reason.
Congrats on your lifting btw, very impressive. I'll be following along in your journal as you prep for your meet, good luck! Will it be your first one or you've done a few before?