I have a meet coming up next weekend and I just recently completed the heaviest set of squats for the routine (Using Candito’s 6 week program). However I was very conservative with the input maxes for squat (details below) . As a result the squats were really smooth. Depth is fine as well ( Had checks). For example I did the first few weeks beltless and I did week 4 with a fever, zero appetite and had no mood to lift. Week 5 (This week) stated that I should do 1-4 reps and I stopped at 4. It felt like RPE 8-9 to be honest.
My reason for being conservative was because I never tested any maxes for my low bar and I only trained with 5x5 high bar and front squats. My best RM was over a year ago and it was before I had a glute injury so I didn’t feel like it was relevant.
My question is if it’s okay to test my opener ( Not max) in this week? If numbers help, the heaviest set that I did was 170KG, the opener I would like to test is 182.5 , with a goal of 200 for the meet in mind (200 was my all time best) . My bench and deadlift went well so I have the openers planned for them.
Edit: Its my 2nd meet so I know some but very little about attempt selection.