Client Spotlight- Leslie’s Meet Prep

My friend and client Leslie Kutner has competed for many years (I’ve been working with her since 2007), and has now picked the 365 Strong Nationals to compete in on November 9th, so she’s currently 10 weeks out.

Leslie has a busy schedule with a career as a pharmacist at a VA and actively rescues rabbits but still finds time to consistently train.

As I’ve mentioned before, since the gym she trains at doesn’t have the options of a box for squats, boards for bench, or blocks for deadlift we have her on the following 3 week rotation:

Full Squats w/pause Squats
Full Squats w/Leg Press
Revers Band Squats w/walking Lunges

Full Bench w/DB Floor Press
Full Bench w/Flat DB Press
Reverse Band Bench w/DB Incline Press

Full Deadlifts w/varied upper Back Accessory
Full Deadlifts w/varied upper Back Accessory
Reverse Band Deadlifts w/varied upper Back Accessory

She doesn’t always have someone to spot her either, so we have her on a rotation of 5,4,3,2 (for 3 weeks each) for the reps for the main movement with higher rep hypertrophy work for her rotating accessory exercises.

Here’s one of her most recent training videos where she benches 160 for a double:

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