Bombing Out in Four Easy Steps
Bombing out wasn’t on my bucket list but in 2016 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 Steve Goggins’ garage gym a couple of days later to shoot a Lessons Learned video on bombing out so that other lifters might learn from my mistake. I’m a relative novice in powerlifting but even seasoned veterans can fall victim to bombing out. I think that the points Steve brought up are sound enough for anyone regardless of experience level.