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    First power lifting meet.


    I am doing my first meet this weekend and was just curious on how to plan out my lifts. My 1rm are, sq 410, dl 455 and bench 270. I would like to go for a little higher on all of them but not sure how to plan it out. Thanks for any help.

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    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 in
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    How did your meet go? Im planning on competing in my first meet in November.
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    Whats your hieght and weight? I'm trying to cut my weight down and look for a comp also.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WhatsaRoid? View Post
    Whats your hieght and weight? I'm trying to cut my weight down and look for a comp also.
    Me? Im 5"7 or 8" 235ish right now. Going to cut down to the 220 weight class. Probably get to around 225 maybe less.
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    most ppl just say go in weighing whatever and just learn from the experience for your first meet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by badfish21981 View Post
    I am doing my first meet this weekend and was just curious on how to plan out my lifts. My 1rm are, sq 410, dl 455 and bench 270. I would like to go for a little higher on all of them but not sure how to plan it out. Thanks for any help.
    What's your weight?
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    Quote Originally Posted by GeekPoop View Post
    most ppl just say go in weighing whatever and just learn from the experience for your first meet.
    I agree with this. Which is why Im trying to get down to 220 lol. Dont want to really cut weight. But I still want to compete in the 220 class. Right now I can crush the GA junior record for raw deadlift. Also have the potential to take the GA open record for deadlift.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tomahawk88 View Post
    I agree with this. Which is why Im trying to get down to 220 lol. Dont want to really cut weight. But I still want to compete in the 220 class. Right now I can crush the GA junior record for raw deadlift. Also have the potential to take the GA open record for deadlift.
    What state and what powerlifting group/federation will you be under?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mdpwrlifter View Post
    What state and what powerlifting group/federation will you be under?
    Georgia and it will be USAPL.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tomahawk88 View Post
    Georgia and it will be USAPL.
    What's the current record for your class?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mdpwrlifter View Post
    What's the current record for your class?
    Jr deadlift is less than 570. Open deadlift is 645.
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    How much are you aiming to beat it by?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mdpwrlifter View Post
    How much are you aiming to beat it by?
    I would honestly like to get 660 and be able to say I got 3 times my bodyweight.
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    3x bodyweight is a pretty great achievement.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mdpwrlifter View Post
    3x bodyweight is a pretty great achievement.
    Of course I eventually want to get 700.
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    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tomahawk88 View Post
    Of course I eventually want to get 700.
    What are your other lifts?
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    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mdpwrlifter View Post
    What are your other lifts?
    Im honestly not too sure. Bench is probably a little over 315 but have to get used to meet style benching. Not sure on squat probably 450 plus or more. Really need to translate the raw power I have into my squat.
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    You should watch elitefts videos.
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    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.
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    That's good man I hope to do a meet in February. The pause bench will probably hit me too.
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    geekpoop ur in nj?

    im doing my first meet in december


    op good lifts
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    Quote Originally Posted by swollen87 View Post
    geekpoop ur in nj?

    im doing my first meet in december


    op good lifts
    no no :P
    NJ = nice job to the OP

    I live in Minnesota...
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    Do you have Minnesota accent.
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