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Can I Max Out Close to The Meet?


#1

Hi people I’m getting ready for my first powerlifting meet and I was thinking if its okay or not to max out 4 weeks before the meet to see if I can hit my new PB?


#2

Why bother with the meet then?


#3

I would say you’ll be fine as long as you don’t hit a super grinder or miss, just see how everything feels


#4

What @bigmanfootball67 said but I usually go for a smooth moving 1-2 rep for my last pull about 7-10 days out. NO GRINDING REPS


#5

Part of that depends on what sort of weight you’re lifting. bigger the absolute weight, the longer of a taper you’re going to need.


#6

Ohhh okay I’ll try that


#7

I agree with a smooth single that makes you feel the weight, no grinders