Choosing Openers


Just noticed this snippet on Maura Shuttleworth's site, regarding the choice of opening lifts at a meet :
In powerlifting, openers are critical. A lot of people don't understand that there is a lot of strategy to powerlifting. You can't go below whatever weight you call for your opening attempt. You can only go up. So, if you miss your opener, for any reason, it is psychologically challenging. I've always admired lifters who can come back from a missed attempt, or even more so from two missed attempts.

Nice one.


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