View Single Post
Old 08-02-2012, 09:36 AM   #2
Greg Everett
Administrator
 
Greg Everett's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 1,702
Default

I'd say it's pretty unusual to lift your opener in the warm-up room, although it's done sometimes. I've done it with newer lifters who are not going to get tired from it and need the confidence boost, but with a more experienced lifter, the idea is to get them prepared as well as possible while tiring them out as little as possible - an opening weight is pretty tiring, especially if you have to do it twice.
__________________
Olympic Weightlifting: A Complete Guide for Athletes & Coaches

"Without a doubt the best book on the market about Olympic-style weightlifting." - Mike Burgener, USAW Senior International Coach

American Weightlifting: The Documentary
Catalyst Athletics
Performance Menu Journal
Greg Everett is offline   Reply With Quote