With 5 days to go and 1 powerlifting comp under my belt I thought I’d do another post on how to prep the week of the competition.
My workout schedule is definitely abbreviated so I can be well rested by Saturday and anxious to get on the bar so I’ll be lifting tonight, doing the WOD on Tuesday, and then since I have 0
life plans I will go stupid light/easy on Wednesday just so I have something to do.
I’ve also started a list of things I’m going to bring for the day of:
Singlet (going to be wearing this) with Tshirt underneath
Tall and short socks (I don’t like squishing my tall socks down for the squat. I’m a diva like that)
Sweatshirt/Sweat pants to wear when I’m sitting around
Camcorder/iPhone (headphones for music relaxation) for videos and photos and live updates
Extra hair tie (just in case)
Workout Journal/Paper with warm up stuff and what to tell the judges my lifts will be
USAPL Membership Card/Purse
Change of clothes for after the meet?
Blanket/pillow for rest time
Poo-Pourri – I’m not even joking about this. There is no way I’m going to let nerves and loaded gut get in the way of my lifting! Nor am I going to let my irrational fears of using a public bathroom get in my way! This stuff seriously works, btw, I have some and can attest to its greatness. I’m not being paid or sponsored in any way to use this product – I just love it.
Water bottle filled up
Breakfast (since I won’t be eating until after weigh in) – egg sandwich
Greek yogurt/turkey/hard boiled eggs (not together)
M&Ms (my indulgence for the day)/Coach’s Lemonade (surprise for my Coach and thank you for his help for AFTER the meet)
I think I’ve got everything on this list. As you can see it’s quite a bit of stuff but I’m going to be there all day long without much time to go out and come back. If I lived closer I might be able to get away with a quick trip home after bench but I don’t live close enough. I’ll probably send my husband home after bench to let the dogs out/pick anything up I might need.
The day of the meet will more than likely go like this:
5:45am – Wake up and get mostly dressed since I’m going to strip down once I get to the gym for weigh in
7:00am – Check in at the gym/sign paperwork/find seats to save for friends. Get in line to weigh in, give my rack heights, and tell the judges what my first lifts will be.
8:15am – Athlete Briefing (the judges will go over the movement standards/rules so everyone is clear on what they are looking for)
9:00am – First lifters on Back Squat get the meet kicked off
9-10:30am? – Warm up, do my 3 back squat attempts, and then go sit down and change out of my oly shoes and knee sleeves and find my wrist wraps. Eat and drink something.
11am-1pm? – Do my 3 bench press attempts then put my wrist wraps away, put on my tall socks, and eat/nap/drink more water/rest. Potentially find something for lunch if I can stomach anything. And if enough time, hit up Starbucks for a mini mental break from the competition.
1-3pm? – Warm up, do my deadlift attempt and hopefully crush a state record, and break out the Coach’s Lemonade to celebrate an awesome day.
4-5pm? – Awards Ceremony then change and eat lots of food before collapsing in bed.
It’s a pretty long day and while I am doing a lot of sitting my adrenaline levels are going for almost 12 hours. That in itself will exhaust you. But it’s going to be SO MUCH FUN and I can’t wait to rock my unicorn singlet again!