Half 2 – Ladies Who Powerlift

We left off with you being all weighed in! It’s the evening earlier than the meet. What do you have to be doing?

Your priorities are to relaxation and put together. 

Relaxation is tremendous necessary! 

Meet day is taxing on the physique and the thoughts. The adrenaline and the sensory overload, whereas thrilling, will be overwhelming. Your plan might be to max out all three lifts on the identical day. With all of this taking place in a brief time frame, your physique goes to be put via the ringer so with the intention to prepare to your greatest efficiency, loosen up and relaxation the day earlier than your meet is essential. 

Tricks to get loosen up the day earlier than: 

  • Get a manicure/pedicure
  • Go for just a few brisk walks outdoors
  • Get pleasure from one thing leisurely like, studying a e-book, watching a film, or mendacity by the pool (however don’t let your self get burnt!)
  • Get to mattress early
  • Take a pure complement that can assist you get higher sleep
  • Feed your physique wholesome meals all through the day that received’t upset your abdomen, and make you’re feeling sluggish and uncomfortable.
  • Don’t eat an excessive amount of caffeine
  • Attempt to reserve your sleep for the night to make sure an excellent evening’s relaxation. 

** in fact everyone seems to be completely different and so do what works greatest for you, your physique, your price range, and your circumstances. 

One final tip is to just be sure you’re not doing something that will trigger you to be sore and even get injured. This isn’t the time to study a brand new sport, assist a good friend transfer, begin mountain climbing, or get chased on foot.

Subsequent, you wish to put your thoughts comfy by making ready.

There are 3 belongings you wish to have prepped and able to go earlier than the day of the meet:

  1. Your fitness center bag
  2. Your lunch/snack bag
  3. Your telephone

Your fitness center bag ought to have all the pieces you’ll want on the platform (the issues that had been checked at gear test) plus something you will have to heat up and recuperate. Issues like, bands, a hip circle, a therapeutic massage gun, and a therapeutic massage ball,  You’ll additionally wish to be sure to have a towel if it’s going to be scorching or sweatpants and a sweatshirt if it’s chilly. Additional socks and perhaps even further underwear, simply in case.

Another objects you might wish to contemplate is ache reliever like ibuprofen, an antacid, bandaids, sore muscle ointment, interval provides, smelly salts/ammonia, chalk, and child powder. A few of these issues could be equipped by the meet coordinators however you by no means know and also you wish to be ready.

In your meals bag, you’ll wish to guarantee that there’s sufficient meals to maintain you all through the day. Some lifters don’t desire a full meal however some do. rule of thumb is the extra meals you have got the higher. Keep in mind that, meals provides you power and caffeine is a stimulus so don’t depend on power drinks and pre-workout for a full day of lifting as a result of the ups and downs all through the day may have a detrimental impact in your lifts. It’s alright to convey them however don’t depend on them particularly if you happen to don’t drink them typically.

Convey excessive, fast-acting carbs and a few protein. Fat would possibly sluggish you down or make you’re feeling sluggish so hold these at a minimal. You additionally wish to be sure to have loads of water. When you choose chilly water, getting an aluminum insulated bottle that may hold your ice water chilly all day is a good funding. And lastly, electrolytes. Once more, meet is a marathon so that you’ll wish to just be sure you keep hydrated all the way in which until the final carry!

The final a part of your preparation is your telephone.

For many, music is life in terms of preparing for a heavy carry so be sure to obtain all of your favorites! You’ll be able to’t all the time depend on Wi-Fi or cell service so your greatest guess is to obtain. 

And don’t neglect to convey headphones. AirPods and earbuds are frequent however they’ll get misplaced simply and sometimes occasions lifters neglect they’ve them in after they step onto the platform, which is a technical flag. Corded headphones or ones which might be extra conspicuous could also be a greater choice for you!

As all the time these are merely ideas. Please discuss with your federations rule e-book for do’s and don’ts on gear.

As soon as your meet day baggage are packed. Get some sleep as a result of tomorrow is a giant day!!

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