At my 1st powerlifting meet I was nervous as hell. Doubt filled my mind... “Am I ready to compete?”, “Am I strong enough?” and “Are my numbers any good?”
Everybody looked like they knew what they’re doing... while I was worried sick if I would make the opening attempts.
Needless to say, I did make a lot of stupid mistakes in my 1st meet. I bombed out of that meet BIG time. But I kept competing... and I kept learning a lot of stuff the hard way.
Eventually things got better. MUCH better, in fact.
In one of the last meets I did, I managed to moved from 4th place to 2nd with my 3rd deadlift.
I wish I knew 20% of the stuff I know now... But finally, I’ve organized all of my best tips & tactics for game day down on paper and made it available to you.