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xTowels: A couple hand towels to wipe the sweat off your head and hands are always a good idea. They're also good for wiping the bench down before or after your warm-up attempts. xIbuprofen or aspirin: This is great for aches and pains during a long meet. xMusic/headphones: This is obvious.
104xKnee sleeves: If you're doing a raw meet where these are allowed, make sure you take advantage and use them. They're also good for geared lifters during warm ups on the squat. xFoam roller/PVC pipe: If you use this in your training, bring one to the meet. It will keep your muscles loose between attempts and lifts. xBands for stretching: If you use one to stretch before workouts, bring one to the meet. xCamera/video: YRX VKRXOGQ¶W EH LQ FKDUJH RI WKLV´ VR KDYH D IDPLO\ PHPEHU RUyour handler take care of this. xLiniment: Some people bathe in this stuff before they lift. If you're one of them, GRQ¶W IRUJHW LW³xFederation card: If you want to compete, you gotta pay! Preparation for a geared meet The two biggest issues when preparing for a geared meet are getting your gear and working in your gear. This training program assumes you already have your gear. This isn't the time to be buying new suits and trying to get things to fit. Get your stuff early and make sure it fits properly! Here is the list of lifting equipment you'll need for your meet: xBelt xSquat suit xSquat briefs (optional) xBench shirt xBench singlet xDeadlift suit xDeadlift socks xKnee wraps (optional) xWrist wraps (optional)
105xShoes for each lift xSuit/shirt slippers I highly recommend getting a large duffel bag to hold all your equipment. Many people have two or more pieces of equipment (bench shirts, squat suits) in case one tears or GRHVQ¶W ILW ULJKW³Keep smaller things such as wraps and ammonia in the side pockets. I also highly recommend that you have two to three sets of knee wraps at your disposal. This will allow you or your handler to grab an extra one if it unrolls during the wrapping process. This will keep you stress free and allow you to get to the platform on time. You must have a very good idea of what your goals are for the meet. This will be imperative to your meet training. Doing this will keep you focused on the end goal and help you visualize during your training and in your off time. Every repetition of the main sets should be devoted to getting you closer to your goal.
107100 Training Questions Answered 1. What do I do if I am weak out of the bottom of Military Press?Without a doubt, you need more work at the bottom end of the movement. I recommend lowering your training max, taking a false grip, using a belt, learning how to tuck your elbows and use your lats as a shelf. Most people respond well with more volume on this lift so I recommend something like this: On your main day, do all your sets and REPEAT the first set for max reps. That same week, on bench day, perform 5 sets of 10 reps of military pressing.