so i was really looking forward to pulling my first 500 lb deadlift at 165 at a meet in october. i was planning on competing push/pull because i dont think i could hit a PR deadlift after doing 6 other heavy lifts beforehand. so now the question is: do i go for it and try to hit a PR deadlift despite the circumstances, or do i wait to fight another day?
any thought would be much
It sounds like your new to competing. I would recommend you do the full meet, be conservative in your squat and bench attempts then go for broke on your dead lifts. Next time, train for a full meet, your squat and deadlift training will make both lifts go up.
Have fun. Take easy openers you can hit triples in good form with.