It's the IPA Europa Battle of Champions in Hartford, CT on 7/30.
I'll be the ripe old age of 39 when I compete for the first time. I'll be lifting in the Raw division. Any advice for this n00b here?
Last edited by LouPac; 04-17-2011 at 10:15 PM.
first meet? i say have fun with it and consider it an experience to get your feet wet. competing raw makes it less stressful since you wont have to worry about the gear working right. i remember doing my first meet...i was quite nervous.
The first time I saw I was also very nervous
My first meet is about a month after yours, and find myself thinking about it all the time, thinking about what it's gonna be like. I'm stoked and excited. I'm sure once it gets closer to go time I'll be nervous, but right now I'm bustin my ass to make sure I meet my goals. Good luck man.
Best Meet: B/345 Sq/605 DL/655
Just enjoy yourself. Open light. Make sure to eat and hydrate. It could be a really long day.
750/500/690 APF Elite @ 242
Bench Only - Multi Ply SPF - 600 @ 275 (251)
Bench Only - Single Ply USAPL - 501 @ 275 (255)
Bench Only - Single Ply SPF - 550 @ 259 (257)
I saw a great video from Dave Tate talking about your first meet. His advice was basically...
Open with something you know you can do for a triple in the gym. You don't want to fail your first lift, you want numbers in the books, even if they're lower numbers. Then, if your first lift goes great, decide on your 2nd and 3rd lifts. Have fun with it. You just want to get your first meet over with, and get the meet jitters out. :P
His main point was to not overthink it. Don't worry about eating a specific amount of calories/timing on eating etc. Eat some breakfast, get some lunch, make your lifts, and call it a day.
"There are few things graven in stone, except that you have to squat or you're a pussy. " - Mark Rippetoe
My 5/3/1 journal
Meet PR's: 1008-711-744 = 2464
Gym PR's... don't count ... time to do another meet!