I'm 17 days out from my next powerlifitng/bench press meet. I did my last heavy bench press workout today and have my opener next Monday giving me 12 days rest to recover before the meet. Todays workout was friggin horrible. Felt weak working raw until i put my shirt on and after I put my shirt on. Last week I worked up to 405 raw with still more in the tank before putting my shirt on. Then I did a triple with 525 off a 2 boared and 540 for 2 singles off a 1 board fairly easy. Today I barely had enough juice in the tank to get 355 for double raw andhad to do 405 raw off a two board. Then with the shirt on I only got 515 for a double with two board and I got 545 for two horriblly weak feeling sluggish singles.
Is this normal? I've read that your last few workouts should be a bit sluggish and hard and with enough rest you should be peaking at the right time. If your hitting your numbers eay a few weaks out you may be peaking too early.
Does this sound right because as of right now my confidence is in the tank and I'm feeling like a weak *****.