I've been competing for 8 years and typically, now, do about two a year. The longer I go, the more difficult I find it to recover from meets. When I first started competing I could roll from meet to meet without much difficulty and my numbers continually went up because I was new and dialing in form and gear etc.
Now, higher totals come in smaller increments and they are much harder won. In my opinion the element that makes recovery difficult isn't so much the weight you are lifting but the artificial generation of adrenaline; fight or flight when you hit the platform. That's what can flatten me for a while.