Originally Posted by Squatter
Try to recruit a friend to be your handler - someone to load plates, get food, get flight times, etc. Every ounce of energy conserved could make the big difference.
It's best if you have an experienced lifter to help. But, if you don't, do not be afraid to ask other lifters that are there. Everyone is usually very helpful at these meets so don't be afraid to ask for advice. If you see me at a meet come and ask for help if you need it.