How far out from a meet do y’all pick your openers?
My coach usually assigns them the week before the meet, or the week of.
I usually do triples 2-3 weeks out, doubles 1-2 weeks out, and if there’s a week remaining, I do openers, which are usually based off the triples before my deload for real. 2nd attempt usually based off the doubles, with 3rd attempt being planned for a PR
We do a planned range for all the attempts, but also plan for conservative and aggressive for contingency.
After you have done your heaviest lifts for that training cycle, which should be some time in the last couple weeks before the meet.
Four weeks out when we take a fatigued max.
On deadlift specifically do you account for a fatigued state when picking your weights? I’m 3 weeks from my first meet and just recently hit squat and deadlift in the same session. I was surprised how much my deadlift sets suffered
The way we peak, yes. Our attempts are based on a fatigued max and we go into meet in a fully recovered state after a period of overreaching.