My trainer, who was there the entire time (he had 3 of us in the meet), advised to go extremely light on warm-ups. Turns out a warm-up lasts a long time. And you don't want to waste an ounce of energy on a warmup that could go to the main lift.KPj wrote:How is going from your warm up sets to your attempt? I suspect it wouldn't exactly be ideal, and you could be standing around waiting to be called, not wanting to do too much, but not wanting to cool down.
You know when your turn is going to be. Once they started, I was about 10th or so and they call four names every time, "Joe Bleaugh is up, Howard I. Gno is on deck, Felicity Flowers is in the hole and Donald Duck is 4th out." So you hear your name 3 times before you're on, and most of us were lined up bobbing up and down, hopping around, full of energy.
Also, my trainer suggested the following attempt progression: 1st attempt is what you can do for an easy triple. In effect this becomes your last warmup. 2nd attempt is your best 1RM recently or very close to it, 3rd attempt you go nuts.
Well ya gotta work off the energy somehow, why not by overthinking?KPj wrote:I'm going through a process of over thinking, as you can probably tell. Nervously excited. Still trying to decide training for it, was going to stick with a classic linear basic/boring approach but i'm still over complicating things. I'll have my moment of clarity soon, i'm sure.KPj
For training I did whatever my trainer said, which as I said was a few weeks of 5s, a few weeks of triples, then lots of heavy singles. I did in fact set two PRs, so I think he just might have known what he was talking about.