I’ve found post rest week results to be better sometimes too but for logistical reasons, I generally keep my testing during the unloading week. As for competitions and unloading, I still like to keep a steady high stimulus right up to the day prior to the meet. It’s not unusual to be doing acceleration development and high intensity plyos the day prior to or even the morning of a meet. In fact, I will even sometimes include some near max cleans the day prior to a meet for some of my more advanced athletes. I’ve really found over the years that MOST athletes who have adapted to high training loads need to keep the training stimulus relatively high or risk a neuro-endocrine crash and subsequent performance meltdowns. Athlete’s that don’t have a high pre-existing training capacity will often do better with doing very little during the taper.