I’ve been training for awhile, wish I had started my powerlifting training at an earlier time, but you can’t turn the clock back. Earlier today I went to the gym to train deadlift and I’m currently using the 5/3/1 method and for the most part enjoying it.
I’ve had these issues for awhile now, my deadlift is my best lift by a fair margin but I find myself getting psyched out before I’m even lifting the weight. For example, during my first wave (85%) last month I hit a 435 x 7 and it felt good, a PR for me with that weight. Today, I could barely budge a 440 for a single on the same wave, but next training phase. For my deadlift it feels like everything has to be perfectly alligned and I find myself not commiting to lifts if I don’t feel the weight just rocket off the floor. I feel like I’m scared to dig because I will let myself down or something? Yes I was having a bad day, stuff at work was on my mind etc, but what do you folks find if anything, to pull yourself together and work to ensure at least a decent work out on your best lift?
I’ve hit a 500-520lb singles at least a dozen times at 181 but it’s never felt like I’ve ever felt really confident with that weight and that I could consistently pull it. I’m 6ft tall all the same and I realize that is way too tall for 181. I feel lost and want to know what folks who have gone through this have done to overcome it?