I’ve been looking around and have found a few things here and there, but I thought it would be good to start a thread dedicated to making the best of your meets.
I have my first meet here in about an hour, lol, so I’m doing some last minute searching for anything helpful hints. I’m sitting on my couch, sipping on a fresh pot of coffee, and playing some videos of Matt Kroczaleski and others to get my mind set. It’s not a very serious meet, just something our Strength Club here at KU is putting together for us and anyone else interested. It’s not actually a powerlifting meet, because before squat, bench, deadlift, we are also doing power snatch, power clean and split jerk, and fat-bar clean to strict press. It’s called “Super Total Training”, and it’s just a good time.
So throw in any advice you can give for others in the same boat as myself. Some things I’ve gathered around are:
- Your opener should be pretty easy. Not a PR, but something you know you can smoke for a confidence boost.
- Pack some food, because by the time you get to deadlifts you could be seriously swamped.
- See yourself getting the lift before you even attempt.
Also, are you usually allowed to play your “power song” over the speakers for you lift? I’ve got a few songs that I haven’t listened to in a few months, just waiting to use them today because they really get my heart going.
So, what do YOU do to have your best meet?