I am competing in my first judo tournament in 3 weeks, it is standard USJF rules.I have not spoken to my sensei about it in depth yet, I will when I see him again on tuesday. I'm just looking for any extra advice anyone can offer from any martial art.
Background: I have trained for a year total and have an orange belt. It is a very small local tournament and the weight classes are just light, medium, heavy; how the weight classes depends on how many heavies show up. I expect to weigh in at 180ish and might end up being a medium. My competition throws are tai otoshi and koshi guruma I guess, these are just the ones that I have had most success with in randori. I can make drop seoi work but its not my goto. I have had success with kosoto gake and kouchi makikomi as well. I sometimes find it difficult getting in close enough for harai goshi/hane goshi, but I can make them work when I do. My uchi mata is not strong.
I do not know what the sensei will be having me practice at the dojo in these next few weeks but I believe there will be a lot of drilling counters, transition from standing to newaza, grip fighting, and my competition throws right and lefty
My weights/cardio routine is:
Jump rope 15-20mins everyday
weights monday wednesday friday:
ramp to 1x6
backoff set 1x15
Pullups: 40-60 total reps
Dips: 50 total reps
Band Pull Aparts: 150-200 Total reps
Snatch grip deadlift: ramp to heavy single, 1x15-20 back off set
On saturday I run up a big hill for a mile
My specific questions are what should I do the week before the tournament? Stop lifting? Increase cardio? Just do pushups/ band pullaparts for upper body conditioning and jump rope? I will definitely be doing more agility/footwork drills outside the dojo. How should I eat the day before the tournament?
Beyond those questions I have no idea what to expect so all advice is appreciated