Originally Posted by evilinmotion
My second ever powerlifting meet back years ago my last DL was 515....550 was loaded and i got it...at the time 515 was the max i ever got prior to the meet.
Hell yeah. I've had to fight this mentality a lot lately, since for the first time in my training life I'm really focussing on strength exclusively, and my weights have gone up. It's more of an issue during training than when it comes time to max. After a few years of using similiar weights, you get an idea in your head of how heavy a certain weight is. You have to get past that barrier to keep moving forward.
You really see the difference in perception when you train with weak people. All of a sudden I'm a freaking hero because I have 2pps on the bar for bench, but to me that's just not that heavy. 3pps, now that's effing heavy to me, but it isn't for tons of lifters.