Hey all, quick question:
I've been training for a competition in August and I am confident I'll do well on all the events (might need some work on the deadlift). Interestingly, all the events are "as many reps as possible in 1 minute with a fixed weight" with the exception of the farmers walk.
Anyway, I've got more than enough strength to beat the required weights but I tend to gas out within the first 20 seconds. For example, I hit 200 for 7 on the atlas stones (competition weight is 160lbs for Novice), but hit 5 of those 7 reps in less than 30 seconds. For the log, I hit 170 for 9, with 7 of those in 20 seconds. For the deadlift, I am a little underweight but found my grip was shot within the first 20 seconds (or once it got really sweaty).
I was thinking since the strength is there to pace myself, ie do sets of 3 with 5-10 seconds rest.