Hey Paul,For meet prep purposes, do you gradually scale back on conditioning up to the meet or just drop it at x number of weeks out?
I think it all depends on where you are at weight wise and how your strength is feeling. Remember you can't serve two masters so if you're training for a meet as it gets closer just maintaining a level of conditioning you are comfortable with is probably more ideal. Second, just drop everything the week before the meet anyway. No training, no conditioning.So ideally, what you would want to do is be in a solid state of conditioning when you kick your meet prep into high gear, then just do enough to maintain that level. Then take the last week off before the meet from all lifting and conditioning work. This should work well.