Written by Chad Wesley Smith
World and 6x National Champion, Marisa Inda, shares some tips about how to improve your mindset for your competition day.
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Trust Your Preparation
Success on the platform will start many weeks before the competition, so take care to create a well-thought out plan; once that plan is created, trust it and execute it with ferocity.
✅ Control What You Can Control and Don’t Worry About What You Can’t
The only things about training and competition that you truly have control over are how good of a plan you create and how diligently you execute that plan. You don’t get to pick what song is on, you may not like the bar they’re using at the meet, the sun may be in your eyes, or your competitor may have done X, Y, or Z during his training. But your results are your results.
✅ The Weights Weigh the Same At Meets As They Do In Training
So many people are intimidated by competition, but for sports like powerlifting and weightlifting, the elements of the lifts are unchanged from training to meets – there are just judges and spectators watching. The weights in competition don’t weigh more than the weights in training, and they don’t require any extra effort to lift.
💡Meets are the fun culmination of many weeks of training; set the expectation of yourself that you will have your best performance when it matters, on the platform