Hey, J Byrd. I followed a link posted by Steve to your 15 week powerifting peaking routine. I have my first competition in March and will start using your program 15 weeks out. My question involves assistance work. I currently do shoulders on a day by themselves. (I lift 4 days a week) Most of the exercises are more for building some shoulder muscle and aren't necessary for strength. However, I work heavy shoulder presses with a BB and DB's to help with my bench press, and I do shrugs to help with my DL. Should I keep this entire shoulder day with the extra exercises like db upright rows and lateral raises or should I just cut down to the core assistance exercises, OR should I just cut out the extra day for shoulders and add the presses to bench day and add the shrugs to DL day? ( I apologize for the bad grammar with all of the and's and or's. Not enough time to clean it up right now, lol) I would appreciate any advice you can offer. Thanks for your time!
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