First Meet, August 7 2021

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Today was the first and only discouraging experience I've had training up to the meet, and it's a big one.
With a planned 485 opener on deadlift I struggled to pull 475 x 1 today, 10 days out. I hope deloading next week will bring some weight back to my deadlift but I won't know until meet day.
I'm not sure whether to leave my deadlift at what I have been confident for years I can hit, and trust the deload, or substantially lower my deadlift opener to a weight so low that I will be embarrassed to walk up to it.
 

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I hit 495 at my practice meet in Nov. I've hit 505 a handful of times in the last 2 years.
 

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Today was the first and only discouraging experience I've had training up to the meet, and it's a big one.
With a planned 485 opener on deadlift I struggled to pull 475 x 1 today, 10 days out. I hope deloading next week will bring some weight back to my deadlift but I won't know until meet day.
I'm not sure whether to leave my deadlift at what I have been confident for years I can hit, and trust the deload, or substantially lower my deadlift opener to a weight so low that I will be embarrassed to walk up to it.
You're fine, your fatigue is just masking your fitness right now.

As you taper/deload leading into the meet, you're REAL strength will shine through.

You've hit that weight numerous times. You sure as shit didn't get weaker from all that training. Trust the process.
 

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Agree with CJ. Just rest now. There isn’t anything you can do to get stronger over the next 10 days but there’s a lot you can do to get weaker. Just do very light weights and mobility work. You’ll be fine.

amd next time don’t pull so heavy this close to a meet. This is all part of the learning process though. Put the miss out of your mind and only focus on all the times You’ve pulled 475 successfully. Youve got this.
 

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You're fine, your fatigue is just masking your fitness right now.

As you taper/deload leading into the meet, you're REAL strength will shine through.

You've hit that weight numerous times. You sure as shit didn't get weaker from all that training. Trust the process.
Thanks for that
 

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Agree with CJ. Just rest now. There isn’t anything you can do to get stronger over the next 10 days but there’s a lot you can do to get weaker. Just do very light weights and mobility work. You’ll be fine.

amd next time don’t pull so heavy this close to a meet. This is all part of the learning process though. Put the miss out of your mind and only focus on all the times You’ve pulled 475 successfully. Youve got this.
I didn't miss the pull.
And I didn't think it was going to be 'heavy' weight.
 

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My bad. I realize now you didn’t miss. Got the wrong info my head when I was typing the reply.
 

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Deloading will ABSOLUTELY help. You will be surprised what you can push and pull after a week's rest in a sense. Trust your training. You'll be fine on meet day.
 

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4 days out. Last night I didn't eat or drink anything after 7pm, went to bed at 8pm and woke up at 204.6 lbs. I think I'll be able to make 205.1 on Saturday morning.

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4 days out. Last night I didn't eat or drink anything after 7pm, went to bed at 8pm and woke up at 204.6 lbs. I think I'll be able to make 205.1 on Saturday morning.

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205.1???

That's weird, and it doesn't match up to any round KG number either. 🤔
 

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205.1???

That's weird, and it doesn't match up to any round KG number either.
The class is 93kg. I can't find the document that said 205.1 lbs for the weight but I know I saw it.

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The class is 93kg. I can't find the document that said 205.1 lbs for the weight but I know I saw it.

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I did a simple KGx(2.2) in my head, I'm a dope.
 

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There will be a live stream of the meet Saturday if anyone wants to watch. I'm David Mattocks and I'll be in 93kg or 105kg raw with wraps. I'll be wearing a blue Inzer singlet and black tee shirt. Black and red wraps.



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I think I'll remember to breathe. I think I'm not going to listen for commands
 
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