I’m entering my first ever lifting competition of any sort in about 2 months. I played sports for 12 years, so I’m not worried about the actual competitive aspect of it, if that makes any sense. My concerns are facing more towards the fact that I don’t know what to expect.
I’ve never lifted weights in front of more than maybe 10-15 people before (and they weren’t all focusing on me). Never been judged before either. I currently weigh around 220lbs so I know I’m going to get smoked in my weight class, but I’m just there to have fun and maybe hit a PR or two. If anyone has any advice on how to prepare mentally or physically, both in the weeks and days leading up to the competition, and on competition day, it’d be very much appreciated. Thank you guys
Edit: I understand the basics of tapering for a competition because I had to do that for the sectional and state meet for shot put and discus in high school. I just wanted to put that out there so I don’t sound like a complete rookie (even though I basically am)