Curious how many meets a year you guys do?
Meets are great for discovering weak points and being able to look back and see training deficiencies.
But having one to look forward to is a great way to keep training intensity up as well.
How do you decide how many meets to do?
I do 3 per year. March, July, and December. I do that because I need a reason to train mostly. If I didn't have a meet I'm sight I would miss workouts lol.
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I'm a 2-3 kind of guy, lol. Last year I did 2 and this year might be the same. If I can though, I'll try and do three this year.
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I'm shooting for 2-3 this year. Last year I did 2.
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Usually 1-2 meets a year. They can be pretty expensive!!
I am shooting for 2-3 per year from now on.
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Past two years it has been just one. Right now there are some other things I don't want to part ways with yet, so it makes it difficult to do more than that. My perspective is if I am going to do a meet, it better be for a purpose(meaning to set some pr's) since they do take some coin out of the pocket. If I am not close to that at the time I would be competing, I simply don't do the meet and start planning for the next one.
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3/4 a year. Fortunately now we have official RAW meets in the IPF so its absolutely great. I found that I prefer RAW meets over equipped.
My first year of competing last year I attended three meets. I plan to avoid anything in or around the summer as preparation takes over other things I would like to do, and I would like to spend as much time out doing things while it is warm. So I was thinking two this year, May and November. With a possible meet in March that I won't go all out with. I am trying to wrap up the final and most intense part of my year long cut by the end of March. If I'm still not satisfied I don't want to complicate things with adding the stress of an upcoming meet that I want to use as a qualifier, so if things happen a certain way I might just end up with one meet a bit later in the year, or do one earlier without attempting to qualify.
In the future I want to keep my bodyfat in check, and then would like to attend more meets, maintaining should allow me to do so and recover, so I might get in 3-4, but that all depends on everything else going on in life.
2 to 3 per year.
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