Something you can damn near sit on the floor with an come up with any day of the week. Even straight out of bed wit no warm up!! I’d probably be taking 85-90% of my estimated 3rd attempt
Something you can hold a LONG pause with and press easily.
Go conservative. Having not done a meet before you’ve no way of knowing how much you’ll have left before the deadlifts.
The first attempts are just to get you in. You build your total on second and thirds.
Make sure you’ve plenty of food and water with you, and keep drinking all day.
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Great advice! I would also make sure you have some water and gatorade, at least a gallon. You never know how hot it will be there. Take some nuts, protein bars, and other fairly light snacks to keep your blood sugar stable. Meets can go long and you can get pretty hungry, which will affect your lifts. Watch foods that are to sugary like candy bars, and fatty grerasy stuff. Save that for later!
Bring chalk to stash since chalk can run out and disappear. One block would be good. Bring an icepack in case, some ibuprofen or aspirin ( hate to get a headache with the loud banging and stuff). I would also bring a change of shorts and a t shirt or to extra. Hate to get nerves and lift in a puke shirt! Bring some sweats to stay warm if the venue is chilly.
This might seem excessive, but if you have all this you’ll be relaxed and ready to concentrate on lifting.
As for the lfiting, do what Hanley said.