How do you prep for a lift at a meet? what weights do you warm up with before you go to hit your weight?
if im going for a max effort lift/movement and i want to be at my greatest strenght when i do my max effort movement, shouldnt my max effort progression simply mimic what i would do at a meet (ie not all of the usual “warm up sets” before my max movement)? after my max effort i could go ahead and get some volume in with lesser weight. right?
Third question: how about using potentiating movements prior to a ME lift. ive noticed that if i rack pull/ lockout, say 100-200 lbs more than my max dead, or if i perform , say, 8 sets of 1 with 85-90% and then i go for a heavy (90%+) dead. the weight “seems” to move a lot easier than if i went through a “standard” west-side styled, ME warm up.
i know that what ever works for me is best but ive been mulling over these ideas/questions and am very interested in your thoughts.
thanks a bunch,