<div> (electric @ Oct. 01 2008,11:39)</div><div id="QUOTEHEAD">QUOTE</div><div id="QUOTE">Wildman, thanks for the extensive information on your training routine. With RP you mean your repetition max at the time or you created a weight goal for the lift and used it as an indicator?</div> Yeah, single repitition max is what I was driving at. It is not a hard rule either but a general rule of thumb. Just make the first phase weights heavy enough to make an 8 - 10 rep set difficult and it is ok to ramp the weights. Same with the second phase, make it hard to get 4 - 6 reps and ramp up the weight in your sets to your peak working set. You are trying to build some hypertrophy in the first phase and shifting to a strength focus during the second. The taper lets you recover prior to the meet and possibly even set new PRs.