First power lifting meet.
- 07-12-2011, 09:11 AM
- 07-12-2011, 01:24 PM
Ive never done one, but im always told make sure you can roll out of bed and get your first attempt at each lift. prolly 85-90%ish for openers? hopefully someone will chime inSerious Nutrition Solutions
- 07-12-2011, 03:28 PM
im training for my first meet myself. i have been told by my experienced training partners to open lite on the first meet. make sure you use that first attempt to get past those jitters and find your groove. then bump it up one the second attempt according to how you feel. save the final attempt for that balls to the wall new PR only if you are feeling it.
for example, with your squat open with 325-350. and move up 25-50lbs depending on how strong you felt on that lift.
07-12-2011, 03:39 PM
You should start lite because you need to make sure your squat depth is right and the pause on the bench can vary from judge to judge. 85-90% sounds good to me. I did 512 on squat and my pr was 555 so it was right above 90%. It may also vary if you are suited or not. I have never used a shirt or suit so could not help you there. after hit your opener go by feel.
07-12-2011, 08:14 PM
Thanks for the info. That s similar to what I was thinking. It is a raw meet so no need to worry about that. Im pretty excited for the meet. It will be cool to see some huge weight get moved by some of the bigger guys.
07-21-2011, 12:20 PM
How did your meet go? Im planning on competing in my first meet in November.
07-21-2011, 12:43 PM
Whats your hieght and weight? I'm trying to cut my weight down and look for a comp also.
07-21-2011, 01:58 PM
07-21-2011, 04:12 PM
most ppl just say go in weighing whatever and just learn from the experience for your first meet.
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07-24-2011, 01:14 PM
How much are you aiming to beat it by?
07-24-2011, 01:22 PM
07-24-2011, 01:30 PM
3x bodyweight is a pretty great achievement.
07-24-2011, 02:37 PM
07-24-2011, 02:52 PM
Tomahawk, pretty impressive for deads. I'm in ga myself and wondering where they hold the meet at, and maybe a web site I could look at to see weight classes and other info.
07-24-2011, 02:58 PM
07-28-2011, 06:12 PM
what i do is my 3rm for first attempt, try and pr the second, and if i get the pr i try and go a bit higher and if i dont i take a bit off my 2nd. i never understood guys who didnt go for it untill the last set, theres alot of little things that can happen in your final attempt that will screw you over and then your done.. so i prefer to have 2 shots at something heavy than have to settle with a mediocore lift and have to go home knowing i could've done better.
07-28-2011, 06:41 PM
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08-05-2011, 09:46 PM
So the meet went pretty well. I weighed in at 184. I ended up squating 415(pr), bench I only got 240 due to not practicing the pause rep and then making to big of a jump. I got a 475 DL(PR). All in all I had a great time though and will deffinatly doing another one.
08-05-2011, 10:53 PM
That's good man I hope to do a meet in February. The pause bench will probably hit me too.
08-06-2011, 07:12 PM
hell yeah man! NJ
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