To the people saying that its too close to meet time, seriously? There would be absolutely no point in running a mock meet more than 2 months out. The whole point is to know what to shoot for, what weights to open with ect. Especially at his age, if he did a mock meet 5 months out, the weights wouldnt compare in any way and it would be not helpful for the specific meet.
How many meets have you done? Meets absolutely cut into training and take it’s toll on you.
Further, you should be able to determine openers from your training. Write things down, look for trends. Don’t just be a guy that lifts weight, learn your body and how things react to the lifts and if you lift X lbs in one lift you’ll be able to get Y lbs in your competition lift.
Find your openers in training, not by running a mock meet. Not that hard, you work up to something you can do 3-5 times on a bad day and make it your opener. That way you don’t end up having your best lifts in the gym, and you do them on the platform, where it actually matters. Learn to listen to your body and figure out what an opener should feel and look like.[/quote]
He will not get the most out of his lifts if he does not know where his maxes are. And that would be a waste of a first attempt if he could rep it out, thats just stupid