Wednesday, July 24, 2024

Half 2 – Women Who Powerlift


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

Your priorities are to relaxation and put together. 

Relaxation is tremendous essential! 

Meet day is taxing on the physique and the thoughts. The adrenaline and the sensory overload, whereas thrilling, may be overwhelming. Your plan might be to max out all three lifts on the identical day. With all of this occurring in a brief time period, your physique goes to be put by the ringer so in an effort to prepare in 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 a couple of brisk walks outdoors
  • Take pleasure in 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 are feeling sluggish and uncomfortable.
  • Don’t devour an excessive amount of caffeine
  • Attempt to reserve your sleep for the night to make sure evening’s relaxation. 

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

One final tip is to just be sure you’re not doing something that might trigger you to be sore and even get injured. This isn’t the time to be taught a brand new sport, assist a pal transfer, begin mountaineering, or get chased on foot.

Subsequent, you need to put your thoughts comfortable by making ready.

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

  1. Your gymnasium bag
  2. Your lunch/snack bag
  3. Your cellphone

Your gymnasium bag ought to have the whole lot you’ll want on the platform (the issues that have been checked at gear test) plus something you will want to heat up and recuperate. Issues like, bands, a hip circle, a therapeutic massage gun, and a therapeutic massage ball,  You’ll additionally need to be sure to have a towel if it’s going to be sizzling or sweatpants and a sweatshirt if it’s chilly. Further socks and possibly even additional underwear, simply in case.

Another gadgets you might need 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 need to be ready.

In your meals bag, you’ll need 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. A very good rule of thumb is the extra meals you’ve gotten the higher. Do not forget that, meals offers 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 might have a damaging impact in your lifts. It’s okay to convey them however don’t depend on them particularly in case you don’t drink them typically.

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

The final a part of your preparation is your cellphone.

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

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

As at all times these are merely ideas. Please seek advice from your federations rule e book for do’s and don’ts on tools.

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

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