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Old 01-03-2013, 02:45 PM   #11
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You might want to practice taking all three lifts with commands several times before you hit the platform.

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Thank you.

Worked on benching today according to the Bench, press and rack commands.

I don't think i'll have an issue with squat or DL.

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My personal opinion would be to get a decent number in for that second squat. I wouldn't take any risks. Mentally if I low-balled the squat because I missed my second and third attempts I would have a harder time focusing the rest of the meet.

I am more conservative than most, but there ya have it I would probably go with a 2nd squat attempt that you have done in the gym.
So go under by pr, say 385ish, then go for a pr on the 3rd squat?
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Old 01-03-2013, 02:59 PM   #12
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If I had hit 410 in the gym on squats, I would probably do this:

Opener - 350
2nd - 405
3rd - PR attempt based on how I felt on 2nd.

If 405 felt great and I start to think...man, I should do 425 on my next squat. I would probably do 420

Like I said, I am conservative. I like to save my 3rd attempt for a big PR, and use my second to tie or be slightly under my recent gym PR.

Just my way of doing things. So, others might disagree.
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Old 01-03-2013, 03:24 PM   #13
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Not sure what Fed you're lifting in, but you may be able to change your attempts even after you submit them to the table at the meet.
So, if your warm-ups don't feel good, you can go to the score table and drop your opener, if you do it early enough.
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I think the key here is to be flexible.

First attempt should be around 85% as Al says something you know you will get no matter what.
Second is usually around 95%, then go for it on your third.

However, if your warmups go crappy, there's a long wait between lifts, the judges are meaner than junk yard dogs, the bench doesn't feel right, whatever. Then adjust downwards as you go.

If you are feeling super good and everything is going your way, adjust upwards.

Your first lifts should be set, but after that, don't get tunnel vision and stick to a plan that sounded good going in, but doesn't seem feasible on the day itself.

And JB has a good point too. Don't get too greedy early on. I went for a big squat (for me) and it really gave me a beating that negatively affected the rest of my lifts that day.

On the bright side, your first meet everything is a PR. You can't go wrong.
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Been thinking about this a lot myself with the meet coming up in February. It will be a whole different world from what I've done at the strongman contests where the weight was set and you went for distance/reps. Should be fun.

When going for broke on squat and bench, should I be keeping in mind that my deadlift is where I will be getting the highest percentage of my total and dial them back a bit? Or just go balls out and see what happens? Or just stop worrying about it and get on the platform
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Been thinking about this a lot myself with the meet coming up in February. It will be a whole different world from what I've done at the strongman contests where the weight was set and you went for distance/reps. Should be fun.

When going for broke on squat and bench, should I be keeping in mind that my deadlift is where I will be getting the highest percentage of my total and dial them back a bit? Or just go balls out and see what happens? Or just stop worrying about it and get on the platform

I would take pretty safe 1st and 2nd attempts on everything. I personally dont go for a weight I have not done in the gym until my 3rd attempts. Sometimes I will even take a weight I have done in the gym as a third, because lets be honest.......its a different world! I have seen guys totals drop 100lbs from what they could hit in the gym.


Another thing to keep in mind, I also look at my opening attempt as my last warm up. I am normally 100lbs away from where I want to end up on my 3rd. I think of the 1st attempt as a lift that should allow me 2 more attempts in that lift.
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