I crossed a milestone recently that I never wanted. I bombed out of a meet for the first time. A lot of factors went into it, I was recovering from strep throat, I’d lost twelve unplanned pounds. Or at least I hadn’t planned on losing all of that weight so fast. I had planned on three or four at most. I was on antibiotics for ten days. The biggest factor though was that I didn’t pay attention to how I felt during warm ups because my mind was set on goals I’d previously set for myself. That was a HUGE mistake.
I stopped by my coach Steve Goggins’ garage gym yesterday to shoot a video in which we did a Lessons Learned so that other lifters might learn from my mistake. I’m a relative novice in powerlifting but this is something that I’ve seen even seasoned veterans do and I think that the points Steve brought up are sound enough for anyone to learn from.