This phase is called the delayed transformation phase. The purpose of it is to allow for the realization of the physical qualities developed during the periods of accumulation and intensification prior to the delayed transformation phase.
Basically 4 weeks out I have the athlete take a record in a specific lift we track, for the fighters and grapplers we build it around a deadlift variation. 3 weeks out we use 75% of the previous week's intensity and 2 weeks out we further reduce to 60%. The final week is a light week going into the contest. Accessory work volume is reduced slightly but still pushed into the final week.
If this phase is done properly the athlete will feel strong, recovered and ready to perform at their best.
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