View Full Version : Powerlifting meet in 2 weeks... how to prepare?

10-27-2008, 10:27 PM
I just found out there's a powerlift meet at my school in 2 weeks and I want to enter for the hell of it.

I'm currently on Mason's bench 30 pounds in 30 days routine and it's going well.

Should I just stick to my routine or change it up to focus more on sq, dl, and bench? Is it better to give it a full day of rest before the meet or should I try a 1RM for each lift before the meet?

Also, the meet is at 8 in the morning... what should I eat and how should I prep for it on the day of?

Lones Green
10-28-2008, 03:30 AM
...you should probably take a week off before the meet. why would you go for a 1RM BEFORE the meet? thats only going to zap your energy, and make your lifts weaker during the meet.

i probably wouldn't change anything this close to the meet either - as long as you're squatting, deadlifting, AND benching, and doing assistance for those lifts keep on doing what you're doing. maybe think about changing your routine up after the meet. i'm not sure what mason's program is.

eat high carbs, take food with you. mashed up sweet potatoes, gatorade, PB & j sandwiches, bananas, etc etc

10-28-2008, 07:16 AM
Your openers should be a weight that you can do @ least three times. Also, take the week off before the meet!


1. Gym bag
2. Bp shirt(2), squat/dl suit or none if competing unequipped!!
3. wrist wraps
4. singlet
5. belt
6. Cooler
7. Protein shake & variety of snacks
8. H20
9. Towel
10. Camera
11. Membership card
12. Extra $$$$
13. Extra clothes
14. Pen
15. Rubbing ointment
16. Deodorant
17. Vitamin H20

10-28-2008, 06:11 PM
16. Deodorant

Great advice! Nothing pleasant about the smell of a hot room full of sweaty lifters!

10-29-2008, 05:55 AM
Great advice! Nothing pleasant about the smell of a hot room full of sweaty lifters!

It helps when you have a long drive back home:)