Originally Posted by BravenFenix
One thing that really amazed me was when Ed Coan said that in some meets he let his teammates decide the weight he should lift and that he would just go and lift it because he was so sure he would make it... A true Legend.
Mr Coan made that Statement in an interview with Mark Rippetoe and Marty Gallagher.
Thought about that comment for a while my conclusion was his focus is on hitting his cues of the lift rather than getting distracted by the numbers. Not knowing the weight eliminated one aspect of the mental game of heavy weights. He created more of a single minded focus.
Be interested to hear Mr Coan's reasons for this approach.