Thanks for all the tips and encouragement.
I'm pretty confident I can hit 10lb under my PR on any given day, but never having competed before and reading some of the tips here I can see the benefit in going a bit lighter for the opener.
I've been looking at some of my competitor's recent meet results, quite a big margin between their openers and PRs. Quite a big margin between their best lifts in meets, too. One guy told me he is getting a knee reco after this meet (and honestly, he will probably beat me anyway).
It is a single-ply meet, IPF. 3 weeks out and I am yet to try on my suit. I'm worried about that fact, but I've lined up some guys to help me get it on for my next two squat days. I suspect we will be closer than we want to be after this experience and will probably have to start going to different gyms.
No nationals anywhere for me just yet, hoping to total a mere 1065 in the 198 class. This is just a small local meet in Australia and I am injured. Awesome that you mistook me for someone who could, though, for a brief moment I felt hell strong!