View Full Version : short or extended flights

01-06-2012, 10:25 PM
Do you prefer to be in a short flight where it will consist of 7-10 lifters or a larger flight where its 11+ lifters? Does the type of lift play a factor. Is so, which one? Just curious...

01-07-2012, 12:11 AM
large for sure. My last meet I was the only geared lifter in a small raw flight. I swear I couldnt even listen to a whole song on my ipod between attempts. Squats take the longest. Benches take a while too. And the more gear you add the more time it adds to the attempts.

01-07-2012, 06:08 AM
Depends on fed. I didbusapl nats with 50 lifters pr flight and it went in 3 hours. I have also done local met with 20 people last 10 hours. I just like it done right.

01-07-2012, 03:46 PM
I get winded easily so I like the longer meets.

01-07-2012, 03:48 PM
Like others have said... it depends on the meet.

I've been in 15 person flights that move really slow, borderline too long between attempts, and also 15 person flights that have a lot of raw guys and you barely have time to roll your wraps between squats.

10-12 for geared is cool.... the big one is just getting enough rest between squat-bench and bench-deadlift to rest, eat a pizza, poop a few times, then another pizza.....

01-07-2012, 06:03 PM
Large meets go in two days here. Usually IŽd rather choose a 15 person tops, for a 1 day meet.-

01-07-2012, 07:28 PM
I'm old! I like longer flights with a lot of rest time and time for a few shots of Geritol! LOL!

Brian C
01-07-2012, 07:32 PM
Longer for sure. My last meet was quick with only me and 1 other geared lifter and I barely could catch my breath before my next attempt.

Travis Bell
01-07-2012, 08:42 PM
Shorter for me. Possibly because I'm just benching, but when I'm ready to go after warmups, I want to drop the hammer right then and there.

I don't play music or anything in between attempts, I just try to stay nice and focused. It's such an adrenaline dump after an attempt, if I have like an hour between attempts it can be difficult to stay focused.

You'll see both though. Just depends on what meet you're at and you have to be prepared to handle either.

01-07-2012, 08:52 PM
The worst is when a bunch of guys bomb on the squat/bench and you are left with only a handful of people deadlifting. This has happend to me a few times and ive just taken 2 attempts and called it a day.

01-08-2012, 10:19 AM
I must be crazy. I like shorter flights personally, enough time to recover mentally and physically and then i am ready to hit that ammonia!!!

01-12-2012, 09:53 AM
I like about 12 equipped guys in a flight. Hard to balance that time between just right and too long though. Never had to deal with a poorly ran meet though, so I could imagine a long flight being a real issue.

01-12-2012, 10:28 AM
Long flights if I'm lifting, short flights if I'm helping. :D

getting there
01-12-2012, 11:17 AM
The last meet I did had, I believe, 11 lifters in my flight. The time between attempts was not bad at all. I think 15-20 per flight is a good number. Now with that being said, as long as the meet keeps moving along I am fine.