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  1. disblohs

    disblohs I can't shake this little feeling I'll never get a

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    I've got my first meet at the end of August and I was just wondering if any of you have any useful advice for me. Maybe things that you wish you had known for your first meet or what I should expect. Also, things like how much time do I have between each attempt, etc. Stories about your first meet would be awesome too. :bigthumb:
     
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    GOGZILLA Double-Uranium Member

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    what fed? full meet?
     
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    disblohs I can't shake this little feeling I'll never get a

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    something that Detroit Barbell is putting on. I don't really know many details, but it's going to be a full meet.
     
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    GOGZILLA Double-Uranium Member

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    if youre using gear then make sure you get a couple of months worth of practice in it, thats the main problem with meets. figure out reasonable openers. you dont have any choice in time between attempts its all done in a rotation
     
  5. dieslow

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    You're the one training at detroit barbell this summer right? What are your goals for the meet?

    I haven't competed yet, but like you, my first time is coming up :)
     
  6. disblohs

    disblohs I can't shake this little feeling I'll never get a

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    i should have added that this will all be done raw.

    my numbers are terrible. I'm using this meet as a learning experience. I'll probably come in dead last, but that doesn't matter to me.

    My stats as of now are:

    bench: 255
    squat: 365
    dead: 365

    I'm pretty sure I have a 385 dead in me right now at least. I'm hoping to bump my bench to 275+ for the meet, squat and dead 400+
     
  7. disblohs

    disblohs I can't shake this little feeling I'll never get a

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    also, what do you recommend as far as warmups prior to my opener.
     
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    What weight class are you in with those lifts?
     
  9. disblohs

    disblohs I can't shake this little feeling I'll never get a

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    lol. i'm around 195 right now. like i said, terrible numbers.
     
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    GOGZILLA Double-Uranium Member

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    just do whatever you do in the gym when youre going for a max, dont overthink this
     
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    disblohs I can't shake this little feeling I'll never get a

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    when i'm going for a max i still work up to it doing triples and singles until my max attempt. i won't really be doing that at the meet because it's not a normal gym session, so i'm not sure what i should do to prep.
     
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    Perkwunos Dog Bones OT Supporter

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    look on EFTS, Jim Wendler posted an article about openers i think.
     
  13. Mac Daddy

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    Yeah those numbers are kinda bad for powerlifting meets. You'll get great learning experience though. Good luck!!!
     
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    Perkwunos Dog Bones OT Supporter

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    What the fuck is that supposed to mean?
     
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    Open with a weight you can double.

    Destroy that attempt, I mean fucking hammer it up. Depending on how it feels, go from there.
     
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    Huge Evil Robot Must not sleep, must warn others

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    We all gotta start somewhere... I've got my first meet coming up as well in 1.5 months, looking at pretty much the same numbers, but lower bench and higher DL- being tall ftl :hs:
     
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    Dude STFU, everyone start somewhere and PL'ing is about having fun and smashing PR's.




    To the thread starter, work up to your openers weight wise but do singles instead of the normal trips you would do. Also, stay calm and don't let the weight smash you before you even get under the bar. Get fired up as all hell but remember you are in control and you are going to smash the weight. Also, Peal is correct about openers as far as I know. Open with something you know you can get (i.e. double), then go for a small PR on your second then go for broke on the 3rd.


    Have fun bro!
     
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    Here is Jim article, it's pretty good:
    http://www.elitefts.com/documents/openers.htm

    And fuck the haters, props to you guys for going out there. That's the fun of powerlifting, if you're breaking a PR everyone will cheer for you, no matter what the weight actually is.
     
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    Awesome man - good for you for doing this. I want to give myself another 6 months before signing up...
     
  20. disblohs

    disblohs I can't shake this little feeling I'll never get a

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    Thanks a lot for the encouragement guys. I'm definitely going to look over that link that you posted Durk; Thanks for that. What were some of your guys' first meets like?
     
  21. MaineSucks

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    great time - my first push pull was really fun - Orlando Barbell hosted it. Great atmosphere, got to move some weight and watch some big weights get moved. First full meet was small, but fun. Wish there were more people at the meet, but it was a good time none-the-less.

    pick smart openers - your feelings towards the sport wont be too good if you bomb your first meet
     
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    Hpower GO GATORS

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    Make sure to know how much time you have before you have to go lift. I only did 2 warm up sets on squat before I had to go lift. If you are using suits and what not have a friend or someone there to help you get it on and just generally help you stay on track.
     
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    What's a good resource to read up on competitions rules and regs, how to register, etc?
     
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    layman

    contact the specific federations websites, most have rule books in pdf form.
     
  25. MaineSucks

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    www.powerliftingwatch.com has a good break down of american federations and links to the sites
     
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