I am going to attempt 450 on the DL and Squat in upcoming competitions. My personals bests are 430 Squat and 440 DL.
I am agonizing over my openers and progression strategy.
I would like to open both at 405. I would then like to hit a 435 Squat and a 445 DL after that for 2nds. These wouuld both be personal bests. Then try a 450 on both for the 3rd attempts which would hit my goals.
Or should I start off lighter, gain confidence and make larger jumps. For instance 385, 420,450?
Any strategy tips from you folks that have been there a while.