It’s meet day, you’re warming up for bench, it’s your last warmup, your hand off guy steps away from the bench to mimic being on the platform, you press and then dump the barbell on your face… ( face savers did their job luckily )
After the butt puckering subsides do you take your warmup again? Do you lower your opener? What do you do?
Me, I took it again, lowered my opener and then proceeded to get my opener but fail a second attempt and skip my third.
The point of the post is, what do you do on meet day when things go south? How do you pivot? Do you meet attempt selection in the middle? Do you swing for the fence?
What about when your last deadlift warmup was perfect but then suddenly you get to the platform and your opener just wont budge off the floor? What about after being stuck for the second attempt, do you try a third? Do you bow out? Change stances?
Baring anything suddenly weird happening, how you pivot on a meet day will drastically impact the outcome. What’s some examples of you having to switch things up during a meet?